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Feature Fridays: Becari Conzatti Language School
Today's Feature Fridays is all about Becari Conzatti Language School! Can you tell us something about your school? We are a Spanish language school located in the beautiful city of Oaxaca, Mexico. We have had the school for more than 30 years.  We have about 18 teachers at this moment.  Besides the Spanish lessons we offer workshops such as cooking, salsa dance, traditional wea...
Intrinsiq Support - Portals
In today’s article we are going to look at the role that Portals play in making the Intrinsiq system, and in turn, the day-to-day running of your school efficient. How do we achieve this? Before answering this question in detail, let’s move on to look at a more fundamental question. Why Portals? And who are they for? At Intrinsiq, we strive to make the workflow for anyone who use...
New Londonist Accommodation - The Curve
Londonist has opened its doors to students seeking accommodation at  The Curve , London. It is a splendid and contemporary student accommodation comprising en-suite rooms and studios with leading amenities. Well located in the heart of East London and a stone's throw from the city's finest attractions, such as Brick Lane, Westfield shopping centre, and Aldgate East train station. You ca...
How to Increase Sales through Re targeted Ads on Facebook
Retargeting has been a proven success story when it comes to sales! This reminds potential customers of their abandoned checkout, or of a service they showed interest in, and usually results in them finalizing their purchase. This is also true with abandoned booking forms, whether its a course, a summer camp or a long term study abroad opportunity, reminding your potential customers is sure to boo...
Feature Fridays: Léman Manhattan
In today's Feature Friday post, we present to you, Léman Manhattan Can you tell us something about your school? Léman Manhattan , first and foremost, is a rigorous academic program. Notwithstanding the interruptions of the pandemic, the School continues to graduate students into some of the most elite universities in the US. 2021-22 academic year saw students admitted to ...
The Intrinsiq Process: Stage 8 - Care
Have you ever bought a product or a service thinking you’ve made a good deal, and ended up being exceptionally disappointed when it comes to aftersales? Well, we’ve experienced it too, and it is for this reason that, at Intrinsiq , we know exactly what to do in order to ensure that you get the best service possible ever after you’ve paid for our system. We pride ourselves on...
How - To Tuesday: Boost Brand Awareness on Facebook
In an ideal world, simply scheduling posts on Facebook will get you all the business that you need. Unfortunately, like everything else in life, you have to give it your all to succeed. In order to do business with someone you first have to earn it, that’s where brand awareness comes in. You have to make sure that your campaign is reaching the right audiences, especially in such a heavily co...
Feature Fridays: Villars Palace Academy
You may have seen posts from Villars Palace Academy, but this Friday, as promised last week, we brought them to our Feature Fridays spot where they will tell us a little bit more about what they offer:  Can you tell us something about Villars Palace Academy? THE NEW ERA OF HOSPITALITY & LEADERSHIP TRAINING IN SWITZERLAND -  “Tell me and I’ll forget, teach me and I&...
The Intrinsiq Reel - Intrinsiq is for all types of Education Providers!
It’s ‘reel o’clock’ once again at Intrinsiq. Today we are pleased to share with you our latest updates on who we are, what we do, and who can benefit from Intrinsiq. As most of you already know, Intrinsiq is not just for language schools but also for camps, university departments and guardianship providers. Here’s the link to this week’s Reel on Instagram ...
How-To Tuesday: How to Work Around the Dreaded “Give me a Better Price”:
Are you tired of hearing "Can you give me a better price?"  This is always an awkward conversation to have, most sellers cave in, in order not to lose a sale, but is price reduction a necessary solution? Does your final price really cover the cost of the product or service, as well as, the work you are putting into it? These situations happen often when it comes to business to business sale...
Website Mondays: The Relationship between Schools & Agents
The name of our website leaves no mystery about who we work with. Schools & Agents; because we bring Schools AND Agents together, and our aim is to help make these business relationships stronger. We don't take a custom-make approach. One size does not fit all, and because we believe that all the education providers we work with are unique, we want to give you this space to express your unique...
Feature Fridays: Schools, Agents & Service Providers
Feature Fridays wants to dedicate a spot just for YOU! The people and businesses of the international education industry...beause who else to feature if not those very individuals who make this industry such a beautiful one?! Here's how we'll go about it: If you are reading this, and you are a memebr on Schools & Agents, let us know and we'll make sure you're featured in the following we...
How Intrinsiq Works - Diary
In previous articles we’ve often spoken to you about the efficiency of the Intrinsiq Diary-like system for entering student records and student correspondence. And we cannot stress it enough! The Diary system that Intrinsiq offers is one of the software’s strongest points, especially if you are running a busy school, or a school which is planning to get busy in the coming months. ...
How-To Tuesday: Blogging
Blogging! How many times have we mentioned the importance of this marketing tool? Countless! And the reasons for doing so are simple - It helps to establish your position as the go-to source for specific type of information, it helps with your SEO, and it gives you an incredible amount of ideas to repurpose this content for other digital marketing channels. Here are some tips on how to get your bl...
Website Mondays: Marketing Packages
Marketing in the international education industry is quite vast. It goes from B2B to B2C in no time! You need to be targeting students, then agents, don't forget parents, and what about service providers? Very often we find that schools are targeting one or maximum 2 audiences perfectly, but tend to forget about the others. A holistic marketing strategy should have campaigns that reach all your au...
Feature Friday: Our Partners Intrinsiq
If you read and follow Schools & Agents, then you've certainly heard of our partners Intrinsiq. Intrinsiq is your go-to company for School Management systems, and today we are going to highlight the 3 main reasons why we choose to continue working with them, and why we believe that they are truly the best there is in our industry. Intrinsiq is a system that was built by people in Internat...
Intrinsiq Support - No Limits!
Whether you are a big school, or a small school; whether you just have one centre, or whether you a school with multiple centres; whether you currently have many students, or whether you aspire to have many students in the future; or maybe still, whether you are a school with few students and would like to remain boutique….whatever your size, you can definitely make use of Intrinsiq in or...
ICEF and Gulf Conferences open up scholarship opportunities for international educators
The ICEF World Student Scholarship Education Programme  launches in February 2023 and will bring together education providers recruiting international students with the heads and key decision makers of global scholarship programmes from across the Middle East, in the public, private and government sectors. With many countries and private organisations investing heavily in scholarships for...
How to Tuesday: How to succeed on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is the number one go-to social platform for B2B, especially when it comes to communicating with other industry professionals. Compared to other social media platforms this one is more career and business oriented. It is easier to track down your target audience on LinkedIn, but here are some tips and tricks you can follow to make sure you gain success on this platform, especially in such ...
Website Monday: How can Schools & Agents be part of your Marketing Strategy?
When it comes to recommending Schools & Agents, we always suggest using our platform as part of your Marketing strategy - whether you are a school, an agent or a service provider within the International Education Industry. In todays "Website Monday" Article, we are going to take a look at the 4 main reasons as to why we make this recommendation. Firstly, Schools & Agents helps with you...
Rooms are now available at the Londonist Dublin Student Residence
If you're looking for student accommodation in Dublin , Londonist Student Residence is the place to be. Our apartments are comfortable, safe, and secure and have been chosen specifically to make travelling from your university as easy as possible, thanks to their prime location. The Londonist Dublin Student Residence is a modern, newly-built student residence in Dublin City Centre. It offer...
Feature Friday: ICEF Virtual Africa
ICEF Virtual Africa returns in 2022 as a virtual networking event focused on the needs of international education institutions, and relevant service providers, interested in recruiting students from this dynamic and vibrant continent. In recent years Africa has established itself as a major area of growth for outbound students with countries such as Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Botswana, Cameroon ...
Latest Updates from South Africa
After a long wait, we are happy to be sharing the news about the lift of all Covid restrictions in South Africa. In a recent post written by Matthew Knott on the Study Travel Network, all aspects of this lift are covered, including how the decision came about and feedback from Ilse Libenberg, Chairperson of Education South Africa . To find out more about all of this head over to the full post h...
The Intrinsiq Process: Stage 7 - Host & Maintain
The next phase in the Intrinsiq process is the hosting and maintenance stage. At this stage in the process, the system itself is up and running, however, that does not mean that our relationship and conversation with the client ends here. On the contrary, we are there for our clients all the time, even post-launch. Clients can get in touch with us through our ticketing system We have a tic...
How to Tuesday: How to find the Best Instagram hashtags for your Brand (Part 2)
Last month we spoke about the best uses and practices on using hashtags on your Instagram posts ; this week we are going to focus on how to find those hashtags that are more relevant to the international education industry and more specifically, your business or brand. There are various hashtag generators out there, however, none of their lists will be as effective as when you carry out the rese...
Website Monday: How can Service Providers Benefit from their Schools & Agents membership?
When we think of International Education we normally immediately think of schools and agents as being the main players in the industry, however, we cannot forget another vital part of the equation. I'm referring to those companies and organisations who provide a wide range of services to the industry's key players and who also have an important role to play on the Schools & Agents platform. So...
Feature Friday: International Education Industry events
Today's spotlight during our Feature Friday is going to turn towards  International Education Industry events . Things are finally starting to get back to normal and our industry is finally returning to face-to-face events. Have you started planning your events for the rest of this year? Will you be at any specific industry events? Well, if you're still thinking about it, we suggest j...
Quality English signs MoU with TIECA
Quality English (QE) has signed an MoU with Thai agent association, TIECA, which will further strengthen the relationship between the two organisations. With the aim of bringing together QE schools with TIECA-accredited agents, the MoU outlines numerous collaborative activities and discounts for QE schools. With over 70 accredited agents across Thailand, TIECA aims to maintain a high standard o...
Welcome to the first Intrinsiq Reel
Rather than doing our usual monthly interview, this week we are proud to share with you all our very first Intrinsiq reel . We must admit it wasn’t easy at the beginning, especially since we’re not so used to being in front of a camera….however, we also understand the importance of connecting with our audience and followers in more ways than one…so without further ado, ...
How to Tuesday: How to get Great Content through Brainstorming (Part 2)
As we have mentioned in our other article , having fresh ideas for social media content is essential in this day and age as it is the only way to increase customer engagement, especially in such a dynamic industry as International Education. We mentioned the importance of brainstorming sessions and we mentioned some point you can focus on to get more creative with these sessions; have a look at ...
Website Monday: What Should your Member Articles/Content be about?
Those who have met us or spoken to us online, know that we always emphasise the importance of using your Member Articles as often as possible. Consistency is key, we always tell you! And, when is consistency ever not the key?  The Member articles that come with the Premium and Platinum memberships are a tool that can truly help you get in front of agents and get your message across to them...
Feature Friday: Our Monthly Newsletters
This Friday we're turning the spotlight on to our two monthly newsletters and we'd like to take this opportunity to explain what we do with the content that we publish on our website. Whenever we speak to schools, agents and industry organisations about the importance of Content Marketing, we always use the word "dissemination" because that is exactly what we do with the content that you send to u...
How Intrinsiq Works - Automatic Accommodation Matching
Finding host families for students is already a struggle in most cases these days. Finding the right family for the right student can actually become a nightmare for a number of reasons. Host families might decide to take a break from hosting students; or it might be difficult to meet special student requests; sometimes rooms are being renovated and for this reason the host family won’t be ...
How to Tuesday: How to get Great Content through Brainstorming (Part 1)
In order to keep up with all that competition on Social Media, one should have a constant stream of content out there; unfortunately coming up with new ideas is not easy. Coming up with innovative ideas for content on the go is challenging enough, let alone in busy periods; such as summer in the international education industry. That is why brainstorming sessions are ideal in order to expand your ...
Introducing Londonist North Lodge Residence
The applications for higher education in the UK are rising both from domestic and international students. It has contributed to a growing demand for student accommodation, and we are responsive to this development. We are delighted to announce the addition of Londonist North Lodge to the list of our student accommodations. This expands our capacity to cater to the accommodation needs of ...
Website Monday: How to connect with Agents via the Schools & Agents website
The Schools & Agents website offers various ways in which schools and education providers can connect with our 600+ international agents. In today's 'Website Monday' article we are going to look at 4 of these tips which will help you to make better use of your membership with us. Tip 1: Use our Revamped Agents Directory Our members directory has all the agents information that you ma...
Feature Friday - Marketing Packages for Schools, Agents and Service Providers in International Education
It's Friday...which means it's time to turn the spotlight on to something that is interesting for our Industry. Today we chose to feature our Content Marketing Packages, which have been designed with your needs and requirements in mind. Over the past months, a lot of our members have gotten in touch with us and expressed an interest in having a more solid social media marketing strategy.  ...
IH World are Hiring...Do you have what it takes?
If you are reading this and you are passionate about the International Education Industry...then this opportunity in London might just be what you need. International House currently have a vacancy for a Digital Marketing Executive to join their friendly, hybrid working Team! Read more about this role here: https://ihworld.com/about/work-with-us/ ...
Intrinsiq Support - Diary Timeline Management and Tracking
The Diary system that Intrinsiq offers is one of the software’s strongest points, especially if you are running a busy school, or a school which is planning to get busy in the coming months. In today’s article we are going to explore this area and we shall see why a diary-like system is highly recommended in any school management system. Let’s just start by saying that a diary ...
How to Tuesday: How to be an Instagram Pro
Instagram is all the hype, with new features aimed at businesses being introduced frequently; it is the ideal place for you as a company to show off your brand and reach out to your current customers and future ones. With ever growing users out there who are more visual oriented rather than text, Instagram is a very important platform that your international education company should focus on. W...
Website Monday: Information for Schools
In today's Website Monday article we are going to focus on how schools can make better use of their membership with us, and we are going to look at 4 main points: - We will first start by looking at how they can make better use of their membership with us if they only have one of our three standard membership options - Then we will move on to explore the possibility of having more exposure t...
Feature Friday: Why should Schools join us?
In our Feature Friday article last week we spoke to you about why we think agents should join the Schools & Agents network and what are the advantages of such a membership . In today's article we're going to shift our focus to schools and we're going to look at our Unique Selling Points (USP's) in that department, and why we think that a Schools & Agents membership for schools is ideal...
IH Directors' Conference 2022
After 3 years on online and virtual meetings, the IH Directors' Conference has finally returned to face-to-face format last month, where over 125 delegates were warmly welcomed in Madrid. Apart from the joy of seeing old and new friends coming together at this event, the IH conference was also a way to consolidate the theme that "Team Work makes Dream Work". It has been a challenging three years f...
ICEF Berlin announces ‘Digital Day’
An opportunity for providers of digital and technological innovations to meet with international student recruitment professionals Celebrating 30 years, ICEF has been the main meeting point for the international student recruitment industry for decades. ICEF’s sector-leading events - including its flagship, ICEF Berlin - focus on key study destinations, student source regions, or spec...
The Intrinsiq Process: Stage 6 - Roll Out
The next phase in the Intrinsiq process is to test the roll out. In this part of the process, the aim is to do a soft launch of the part of the software which has been given the green light by the whole team. That way Intrinsiq ensures that everyone at the school feels comfortable using every part of the software. As you can see, even by looking at previous posts on the Intrinsiq Process, at Int...
How to Tuesday: How to Stay on Top of Social Media Trends of 2022
Social media is an ever changing platform with new trends emerging monthly; keeping track of all of these is hard work, that is why we have come up with a list of trends that are a must for 2022. Riding the wave trend is how you get to stay at the top of your game, when it comes to social media marketing; especially in a dynamic industry such as international education. So whether you’re an ...
Website Monday: The last few days for Schools to benefit from the IALC Special Offer
In previous posts over the past weeks, we've shared a number of tips on how schools can benefit and make the most from their membership with us. Today we are here to remind you of a recent offer that we launched right after the IALC Workshop in Berlin and which can really help those schools who are trying to get back on their feet post-pandemic to make the most of their content and to make sure th...
Quality English welcomes new school in Wales
Quality English (QE) has welcomed a new school in Wales, UK.   Celtic English Academy (CEA) , established in 2004 and located in Cardiff, Wales has been accepted into Quality English alongside 32 other independent EFL schools across the UK. Speaking about the new addition, QE Chief Executive, Jonathan Swindell, commented: “We received excellent feedback about CEA and the hands...
Feature Friday: Why should Agents become members of Schools & Agents?
In today's Feature Friday post we have decided to look at some of the main reasons why agents should opt for a Schools & Agents Membership. So here they are: - Agents should join us because on Schools & Agents they find new schools in one place - Agents should also join us because the membership is for free - Agents should join us because we can truly help them improve their soci...
How Intrinsiq Works - Group Bookings
One of the main advantages of the Group Bookings function on Intrinsiq is the fact that it is a time saver, and in itself, especially with the busy summer months coming up, that is crucial. Summer is a busy period for both schools and also agents, and such a function also avoids a lot of unnecessary back and forth emails and correspondence between the two parties. Focus on Students Like we...
How to Tuesday: How to increase your Visibility on LinkedIn with Hashtags
We have hinted about LinkedIn in some of our previous articles and today we will be delving deeper into this social media platform that is more business oriented  and we will focus on how to increase your visibility to all those international education businesses with the help of hashtags. Like any other platform, hashtags allow your content to be viewed by people outside of your followers as...
Website Monday: Our Weekly Videos and Articles
In today's Website Monday post we've decided to shed some light on the new content that we are posting on our site and socials on a weekly basis. Over the past weeks and months we've been stressing the importance of frequent and varied content in order to keep audiences engaged and interested. Well....we are obviously practising what we preach too, and here's how we are doing it! 1. Website Mon...
Feature Friday: The IALC Berlin Workshop
The International Education Industry is resilient, hard-working, innovative....and the most fun-loving industry I know. Then again I'm a little bit biased! :) Having said that, this past week has been proof that despite the two years of hell our industry has been through, we are all ready to bounce back. The IALC workshop in Berlin which took place from 23rd to the 25th May, 2022 was testimony to ...
Intrinsiq Support - Reporting
One of the biggest advantages of a good school management system is the role it plays in the day-to-day running of the school. This is especially true when it comes to reporting. Pulling data right out of your system can certainly help you with your forecasting, with your planning and also with your business strategy. It can help you identify new trends, new markets and even potential threats. Tha...
IALC Berlin Workshop - Day 3
It's the third and final day at the IALC Workshop in Berlin...and if you pop over to our social media channels we've just posted a live update to give you an indication of what the atmosphere is like here in the meetings hall. In short...it's buzzing with activity and positive vibes! Like we said yesterday, the general feeling is that people are so happy to finally be able to see and meet each o...
The IALC Berlin Workshop - Day 2
The second day at the IALC Workshop in Berlin is in full swing. Schools, agents and service providers are busy meeting each other and catching up after a long time of not seeing one another. There is an incredibly good vibe here, and everyone seems to be looking ahead at the coming months with a positive attitude. Day 2 of the workshop will be packed with one-to-one meetings all day long until thi...
The IALC Workshop in Berlin has started!
The IALC Workshop in Berlin is in full swing. It is so nice to be here in the wonderful city of Berlin surrounded by industry partners and friends. The first part of the day consisted of the IALC AGM - the first IALC AGM since the pandemic...and from what we heard from participants, it was really insightful and dynamic.  Next up were the industry seminars, which saw a lovely mix of discuss...
The Intrinsiq Interview: Mark and Jonas
This week we look back on an interview we did last Friday with Mark and Jonas from Intrinsiq, during which we had the possibility to touch base on the latest developments at Intrinsiq and give a bit of a summary of the past weeks. Meetings in Europe At the start of the interview we spoke of the fact that the last time we were face to face was in Ireland where we were all invited to participa...
IH Study Abroad Event, 6th May, Madrid
The IH Study Abroad event took place in Madrid on the 6th of May, 2022. It was a great opportunity for agents from the Spanish region and IH schools to meet face to face once again. Apart from the great networking opportunities, there were also some interesting seminars throughout the day. The event was sponsored by guard.me . More information about the event can be found here .  ...
How to Ensure Email Deliverability
As we have discussed in other "How to Tuesday" articles in the past weeks and months, Email marketing is still going strong to date, but with countless daily emails being sent within the International Education industry, it is a struggle to ensure that your email not only avoids the spam folder, but is actually read. Follow these steps on how to ensure email deliverability. 1. Always check for ...
Website Monday: How to use social media to connect with Agents
It's a new week, which means that it's time for four new tips on how you can use the Schools & Agents website better. Today, rather than speaking about the website itself, we are going to focus on how you can use social media, especially our own platforms, to connect with those agents who follow us and are our members. So here we go... Join our Groups on Facebook and LinkedIn At Schools ...
Feature Friday: IALC Berlin Workshop
This Friday's feature takes us to a much-awaited upcoming even, which will take place very soon between the 23rd-25th May, 2022. I am referring to the IALC Workshop in Berlin and today we will be turning out spotlight onto this event.  Schools, Languages and Courses IALC accredited schools are found in 120 different destination around the world and they offer various language options fo...
ICEF Asia 2022 - an unprecedented opportunity to showcase your products and services
With the current expansion of Asia’s middle class creating a new consumer market larger in number and spending power than the rest of the world combined by 2030, attending ICEF Asia is a must for anyone in international education. Each year, thousands of students from Asia enrol at a school or university abroad and they all need a variety of services and products to complement their study...
The Intrinsiq Process: Test
The next phase in the Intrinsiq process is to test the software, or the part of the software that Intrinsiq would have designed for you. In this part of the process, the aim is to go back and forth between the “building” part and the “testing” part. That way Intrinsiq ensures that before the software is rolled out completely, everything works as it should. Initial Test...
English UK’s ELT conference: rebuilding the industry better
Improving CPD and equality, diversity and inclusion were at the heart of English UK’s first hybrid ELT conference.    Managers and teachers enjoyed dedicated sessions designed to address the industry’s staffing issues and support moves to build back better. The hybrid management day and the free online teacher afternoons included sessions on incorporating discussions on ...
How to Tuesday: How to Make the best use of Instagram Hashtags
Hashtags nowadays have become an essential item when posting on Instagram, some might consider them a simple trend, however they are much more than that. As a school, agent or education service provider, using hashtags is an important way to expand your audience and get more reach. Those Instagram users who don’t follow you but follow the hashtag would still get your post on their feed, givi...
Eaquals Annual International Conference 2022
Eaquals celebrated their annual conference in the wonderful city of Venice on 28 th -30 th April 2022. The conference was officially opened by Eaquals Chair, Thom Kiddle, who welcomed 200 attendees in person to the event and reflected on the anticipation and excitement there was in finally making a full return to our annual conference. The recipient of the Eaquals Annual Teacher Award for 2...
Feature Friday: guard.meCARES
Today we're pleased to launch another feature which will continue to turn the spotlight onto the unsung heroes of the International Education Industry. The aim of this Feature Friday article will be to shed light on specific events that might be taking place in our industry, or on industry partners, or on particular programmes which inspire us in our daily work. Today we are starting with a househ...
How Intrinsiq Works - Paperless Attendance
There are many schools out there who still take attendance manually, which can lead to various challenges or issues. The attendance sheet may get lost or filed in the wrong place The teacher might not have enough space where to write specific comments that he/she would like to include on it With manual attendance sheets, it is not possible to identify particular trends in student behavi...
How to Tuesday: How to Make the Best Use of YouTube Shorts (Part 2)
Last week we discussed what YouTube Shorts were all about and how businesses in the International Education industry should make use of it and how. This week we are going to delve a little bit deeper on the subject and how to make the best use of this platform that caters for consumers with a shorter attention span; let’s face with today’s fast paced society those types of consumers ar...
Using the Schools & Agents Website better: How to use the Membership Directory Better
The Schools & Agents Members Directory is one of the most well-visited areas of our website. This area is exclusive to members only and it is the place where all member schools can find agent profiles and all the info about our member agents. In today's article we are going to take a look at what kind of info one can find in the Members Directory, and we are going to look at 4 main aspects. ...
Intrinsiq Support - Group Bookings
Members of Staff within the Admin and Booking departments at schools always tell us that one of their biggest challenges in their job is the fact that it takes them a lot of time to input group bookings. On the other hand, whenever we talk about Intrinsiq , we always focus on the fact that the software is easy to manage and that many things can be done at just the click of a button. Thankfully, ...
How to Tuesday: How to Make Great YouTube Shorts (Part 1)
YouTube Shorts are becoming a big hit in 2022, similar to instagram reels and TikToks, shorts are short-form (60 seconds or less), vertical video content created using a smartphone and uploaded directly to YouTube from the YouTube app. What sets YouTube Shorts has the ability to convert viewers into subscribers for your channel, a must-do for the international education industry. The shorts widget...
Using the Schools & Agents Website Better - Member Articles
Content is King! We say that, our fellow marketers say that...everyone knows that! And in a digital world like the one that we live in, we need to make sure that we come up with frequent and relevant content for our target audience. Many schools are very good at creating content which is targeted at B2C, or in other words, directly at parents and students. However, they sometimes struggle a little...
The Intrinsiq Process: Build
The ‘Contract’ part of the process discussed last month   is the confirmation of what the client and Intrinsiq have agreed on. Once that is signed and confirmed, we move on to the next stage of the process; probably the most obvious stage which is the actual building of the (part of the) system that the client wants. A Senior Developer will be assigned to you This part is...
How to Tuesday: How to Announce a Price increase to your Customers
Informing loyal customers of a price increase is always dreaded; however keep in mind that no customer expects that the cost of your services remain the same forever, especially after the tough times the international education industry suffered in the past two years. However if your competitors are not increasing theirs it might put you at risk with your customers; that is why how you handle info...
Using the S&A Webiste - Meet our Main Partners
The Schools & Agents website is full of ways in which our partners, sponsors, members and associates can promote themselves within the international education industry. You could say that Schools & Agents is the ideal platform to use as a springboard if you have a service or product that you want to launch or showcase within our industry. The spotlight today is going to be on our four side...
The Importance of Automation - Our Dublin Experience
For the first three days of this week the Intrinsiq team has been in Dublin, Ireland, where we had the possibility to meet some new and existing partner schools. This was a great opportunity for us to present the Intrinsiq product to these schools, thanks to two workshops that were organised by MEI - Marketing English in Ireland . At this event, our presentation focused on different aspects of...
Exclusive IH Study Abroad Event in Madrid
The exclusive International House World Study Abroad Event will take place In-person in Madrid on the 6 th May at the 4 star Hotel Melia Serrano .  This workshop is aimed at agents who are based in Spain and Portugal and who are interested in meeting schools from within the IH Network. Agents will be able to learn about study abroad programmes with IH schools for English, French,...
The Importance of Social Media in #Intled - Our first presentation in Dublin
We've just finished our first of two presentations that we are delivering in Dublin as part of a seminar organised by MEI - Marketing English in Ireland . In this presentation we had the possibility to speak to Irish schools about the importance of a social media strategy, about different types of content that schools can use as part of their strategy, what scheduling apps and tools to use, when...
How to Tuesdays - How to Write the Ultimate Marketing Email
One of the most powerful lead generating platforms in the language travel industry is Email marketing; unfortunately this also means that there are plenty of marketing emails sent every day. In order for your email to stand out there are certain rules you must take note of and we are going to cover them below. Subject Line should be Clear, Concise and Attention-Grabbing The subject line is t...
Website Monday - Follow our Journey in Ireland
This week we have a different kind of Website Monday article! Rather than giving you 4 tips on how to use the Schools & Agents website better, like we normally do, today we've decided to dedicate our post to our upcoming trip in Ireland...which starts in just a few hours. In fact, this is going to be a special week for us because we have been invited by MEI - Marketing English in Ireland ...
Londonist's New Student Accommodation
Londonist Student Accommodation Agency has unveiled a new student accommodation property in London. Londonist has signed a contract with Downing Students to offer short and long-term contracts at the Vega Student Accommodation located in Vauxhall, South London.  Londonist are considered specialists in finding the ideal 'home away from home' for each student and tailor-made to their individual...
Intrinsiq Interview: Our upcoming trip to Ireland
Yesterday, we had the pleasure of interviewing Jonas from Intrinsiq about our upcoming trip to Ireland. This trip will be held between Monday 11th and Wednesday 13th April 2022, and the aim of this trip for Intrinsiq is to speak to schools about the importance of 'Automation' and how this saves schools a lot of time on a day to day basis - time that they can otherwise spend focusing on building re...
How to Tuesday: How to Provide Great Customer Service
Customer care is a very important aspect of your business, if a problem arises, your customers want to get it resolved and feel heard in the process. While dealing with your customers in an empathic way is a good start, providing them with various platforms where they can approach you is essential. Some urgent issues might be time sensitive and require a call or chat, while other issues may be dea...
Using the S&A Website: Marketing Packages
At Schools & Agents, we have recently launched 4 Packages which are aimed at helping your school, your agency or your organisation to handle Social Media more efficiently and effectively. These packages you a solid Social Media Strategy whilst giving you the flexibility to choose to manage your channels yourself, or even let us manage them on your behalf should you please to do that. ...
Intrinsiq prepares for an upcoming Seminar in Ireland with MEI and Schools & Agents
Intrinsiq and Schools & Agents will be together in Dublin from the 11th to the 13th April delivering interactive workshops to Irish Schools who form part of the MEI organisation. In today’s article we are going to focus on this trip and on the content of the workshop that Mark and Jonas from Intrinsiq will be delivering. Contents of the Workshop In this interactive workshop, the te...
How to Tuesday: How to Identify Customer needs in the International Education Sector
In any industry, but most especially in the International Education Industry the best advert one can get is a satisfied customer that then goes on to spread the word about your great service and how they would recommend your school, agency, program or courses above everyone else’s. In order to gain satisfied customers you need to first identify their needs and you can do that in the followin...
Using the S&A Website: Logging In
On the Schools & Agents website we have a specific area which is reserved for our members, and this is the Agents section of our Directory. This means that in order to access this area, you will need to enter you log in details, otherwise you will no have access to our full list of agents. In today's article, we are going to explain, in 4 easy steps, how to do this. Step 1 : Find the Log I...
Quality English and Quality Education (QE) Missions to Madrid and Rome
15 th and 17 th March 2022 Last week, QE hosted Missions (agent workshops) in Madrid and Rome. These were the first in-person QE events in over two years and brought together 25 different QE/QED schools with around 50 agents from all over Europe. 19 QE schools from 5 countries (Ireland, Malta, USA, Canada and the UK) took part in Madrid, whilst 17 from 4 countries (Ireland, Malta, USA an...
Interviewing Giuliana Faldetta - IHWO
Yesterday at lunch time we were meant to have a live broadcast with Giuliana Faldetta Ihwo from International House World Organisation but unfortunately, due to a technological hiccup, this was not possible. We still managed to have a lovely chat and recorded it for you to enjoy.   During this chat we spoke about the upcoming IH events which we encourage you to take a look at ...
English UK: Chancellor urged to speed up and extend Covid grants promised a year ago
Organisations representing thousands of businesses fear their recovery will be damaged if promised relief payments are delayed further into the next tax year.   Small breweries, tourism, events and conference organisations and English language schools are among the affected businesses waiting for Covid Additional Relief Fund grants which were first promised a year ago.   ...
How Intrinsiq Works - Class Management and Student Allocation (Part 2)
Last month we started discussing the area of Classroom Management which can be quite a tricky subject for most education providers, especially since everyone tends to have their preferred method of how to allocate students into their respective classes. In today’s article, we are going to continue expanding on how Intrinsiq can help your school achieve this task in a much faster, more effi...
How to Tuesday: How to make Interactions with Customers Remarkable
Customers have high expectations, who blames them, everyone is looking for the best product or service out there if they are forking out money for it. With a huge amount of competition out there, not meeting these high expectations may result in you losing customers. These expectations are not simply focused on the product or service, but on the customer journey. Up to the point where the sale is ...
Using the S&A Website: Subscribing to our Newsletter
As many of you know, at Schools & Agents we send a number of newsletters throughout the month, and we do this for various reasons. First of all it is a way to stay in touch with our readers, followers and subscribers through another channel. Secondly, our newsletters keep you updated with news from our members, news from the industry, as well as news about any offers that we might have going o...
SEO Friday - Anchor Text vs. Hypertext
Seometimes, when it comes to SEO, some things tend to get lost in translation, and very often this is a result of technical jargon and terminology. In today's SEO Friday post, Korinne from KAIE Marketing , focuses of the difference between anchor text and hypertext, which we sometimes come across when working on our websites and social media channels. In the infographic below, Korinne explain...
Intrinsiq Support - Getting more familiar with Dashboards
In the busy lifestyle that we lead, simplicity is key. When it comes to the day-to-day running of schools, at Intrinsiq , we make sure to stick to this theory and make our clients’ lives as simple and as easy as possible. We do this by giving them a clear and simple dashboard where they can access all of their day’s work and tasks on one screen - a dashboard where they can view real-...
How to Tuesdays: How to get results out of your Email Marketing Campaigns
Email marketing may not be the most popular channel for campaigns nowadays but it is still a very important way to generate leads. Here are some points on how to get the most leads out of your email marketing. Don't purchase contact lists - with GDPR this is an important point, when using purchased contact list performance is likely to drop, Avoid using 'No-Reply' in the sender's email addr...
Using the S&A website better: How to use the New & Improved Directory Page (Part 2)
Last week we started talking to you about how to use the Schools & Agents Directory Page, which is one of the most visited pages of our website, to your maximum advantage and we shared with you four tips. This week, we are going to carry on with the same topic and we are going to share with you four new tips which can help you to make the most out of the Schools & Agents Directory Page ,...
SEO Friday - Should you use the Yoast Plugin?
Have you heard about Yoast? For those who are familiar with WordPress, it is very likely that you've heard of Yoast too. As KAIE Marketing explains here, for those of you using a WordPress site, Yoast can be your guide for Search Engine Optimisation. However, you should never use the suggestions given exactly, every single time. You need to be the judge of what makes sense and what doesn't....
The Intrinsiq Process: The Contract
The specification part of the process discussed last month  is the more complex step in the process. Once this hurdle is overcome, and once both the client and Intrinsiq are clear on how they will be proceeding, the next step is to sign the contract. This step is fairly simple, once the specification document is signed by the client we move on to the next phase. The Work Statement Thi...
How to Tuesday: How to track Social Media through Google Analytics
Last week we focused on how to set up a Google Analytics account, and how the Universal Analytics version is a lot easier to manage on tracking social media traffic. This week we are going to delve deeper on how your international education business can track social media traffic through these tools. Here is how you can track social media via Google Analytics in 4 steps:   Step 1: Se...
Using the S&A Website: How to use the New & Improved Directory Page
The Schools & Agents Directory Page is one of the most visited pages of our website...and rightly so. It is the place where schools and agents get to find one another, check out each other's profiles and find all the necessary information to get in touch with one another. When it comes to using the Schools & Agents Directory page , there are some important things to keep in mind, which w...
SEO Friday - Backlinks, the Do's and Dont's
When it comes to SEO many people are obsessed with the idea of backlinks. You would also find a lot of companies who offer SEO services who encourage the idea of buying backlinks for your website because they help you to rank better. However, what is the reality here? And does international education work in the same way as other industries? We've asked the expert on the matter, and today, Korinne...
Intrinsiq Testimonial Interview - GenkiJACS, Japan
This week we have a different kind of article prepared for you by our friends at Intrinsiq. In fact, we have decided to go for a testimonial interview. Over the past months you have often heard about what Intrinsiq does, how Intrinsiq helps its clients, and about how hard they try to meet all of their clients' requirements. Today, rather than hearing it from them, we've decided to invite one of ...
Applications for the 2022 IALC Workshop in Berlin are open!
We are delighted to announce that applications for the face-to-face 2022 IALC Workshop in Berlin are open. The workshop will take place from Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 May 2022 , with FAM trips to IALC schools in Germany scheduled both before and after the workshop. The venue is the stunning Melia Berlin hotel in the heart of the city, and our schools are very excited to be able to mee...
ICEF launches next-generation blockchain technology to issue secure agent credentials
For over 30 years ICEF has been vetting student recruitment agencies to establish and maintain an international benchmark of professionalism. Our formal recognition programme, ICEF Agency Status (IAS), was launched in 2010 and is the industry’s recognised standard for agent quality.   To achieve accreditation, each agency must undergo a comprehensive vetting process involving re...
How to Tuesday: How to track Social Media through Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a free website analytics dashboard that provides details and insights about your website and its visitors. This tool is ideal for agents, schools, universities and service providers alike, not only does it help you track visitors on your website but it also helps track your social media platforms. Setting up your Google Analytics account is easy, simply click on the ‘Star...
Using the S&A Website: How to use the 'Search' Function in Articles
When it comes to using the Articles section on the Schools & Agents Website, we have revamped this to make the experience more user-friendly for our readers. In fact, whenever you are checking out our News Articles and even our Member Articles, you can make use of the 'Search' Function in 4 easy steps. 1) Click on the Articles Section (this applies for the news articles and for the member a...
ICEF Podcast - Artificial Intelligence in international student recruitment
Main Topic Artificial Intelligence: we all have heard of it and probably are already using it. How to best describe Artificial Intelligence in layman’s terms, and how is it being used in international student recruitment? Overview In this episode, we will be focusing on Artificial Intelligence and discussing what it is and how it is being used in the international student recruitmen...
Eaquals Annual International Conference to be held in Venice
It has been announced that the 31 st Eaquals Annual International Conference will be held in Venice this April. Eaquals will welcome Ania Kolbuszewska, Professor Steve Walsh, Gisella Lange and Dr Waldemar Martyniuk, who will deliver the conference plenary sessions on the subjects of Evidence-based reflection and teacher development, the role of plurilingualism in language teaching, CLIL, and tra...
The Communication and Languages Group recognized as one of LinkedIn’s “most engaging”
LinkedIn has just recognized the  Communication and Languages Group  as one of the best managed and most engaging groups on LinkedIn and selected it for their Inner Circle Program. The participation in the Program means that this Group will be afforded higher exposure and special features on the LinkedIn platform, thereby further enhancing its members’ experience and readership o...
Intrinsiq Support - Supporting Schools with Multiple Centres
When running multiple centres, schools look for continuity and consistency because it is highly important for them that everything is organised and managed in the same manner, whether it is in the main building, or in any one of the annexes. This is where Intrinsiq is the ideal solution, and in today’s article we are going to look at some reasons as to why this is the case. Intrinsiq su...
How to Tuesday: How to Keep up with Instagram Trends of 2022
Social Media trends are evolving constantly, even more so when it comes to Instagram.  It is always a struggle to keep up with what trend is at its peak at any given time; of course it is also a struggle to learn all about said trend and be a part of it. In the vast industry, that is global education, one needs to be at the top of their game when it comes to these social media trends, given t...
4 Tips to Use the Schools & Agents Website Better: Connecting with Service Providers
In today's Website Monday article we are dedicating some space to our wonderful partners and service providers. There are various ways in which our schools and agents can learn about those who work within international education, but who are neither educators nor agents. If you want to find out about our service providers, there are 4 ways in which you can do this: 1) By visiting the special se...
IH Study Abroad Online Workshops 2022 – YL and Young Adult programmes
Following the success of the IH Study Abroad Online Workshops in past two years, International House World Organisation has the pleasure of hosting a two day event for agents in March 2022. The focus of this workshop is on Young Learners and Young Adult programmes (up to 18 years of age).  From Young Learner summer programmes to Language Plus courses we are excited about the options IH can...
SEO Friday - How much SEO can you do by yourself?
Some might think that SEO is only for experts. And while we do second that opinion and believe that, in most cases, it's better to ask the experts, we also appreciate the notion that there are quite a number of things that you can do yourself in order to boost your own SEO. In today's post, Korinne from KAIE Marketing , talks to us about these simple steps that we can take to improve our ranking...
ICEF Virtual Eurasia | 20 - 22 March 2022
Travel restrictions are beginning to lift across the globe and tens of thousands of students are working with student recruitment agents to prepare for overseas study. ICEF Virtual Eurasia offers an excellent opportunity to get your brand in front of the surge of returning students, by facilitating meetings between you, international educators and student recruitment agents from over 40 coun...
IH Study Abroad and IH Directors' Conference....goes to Madrid!!
International House   are delighted to welcome Spanish and Portuguese agents for meetings and a conference on  Friday 6th May. Agents will be able to learn about study abroad programmes with IH schools for English, French, German, Italian and Spanish in locations across Europe, South America and Asia. As well as the usual opportunities to meet specific IH schools for face-to-fac...
How Intrinsiq Works - Class Management and Student Allocation
Classroom Management can be quite a tricky subject for most education providers, especially since everyone tends to have their preferred method of how to allocate students into their respective classes. In today’s article, we are going to focus on how Intrinsinq can help your school achieve this task in a much faster, efficient, and cost-effective manner. Look at a particular week in 5 ...
English UK overhauls professional qualifications to help ELT centres meet staffing needs
Management qualifications run by English UK have been relaunched to make them more accessible, relevant and flexible.   The Diploma in ELT Management (DELTM) and the renamed Certificate in ELT Student Experience Management (CELTSEM) are both running from March with new content, tutors and formats.   Siobhan Baccas, project manager for English UK’s events and training, said she ...
How to Tuesday: How to Make the Most of your B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy
Today, we shall be sharing with you our final text on Business to Business marketing. This article deals with social media marketing, and lthough this marketing segment revolves mostly around brands targeting individual customers, it still plays a very important role when it comes to B2B marketing strategies, especially in the international education industry. Convert followers into Leads Bu...
4 Tips to Use the Schools & Agents Website Better: More on Member Articles
In today's post we are going to continue building on what we started talking about in last week's article . In other words, we are going to continue talking about how our members can make the most of Member Articles. Today we shall be focusing on four aspects which are extremely important, both in terms of content Marketing and also in terms of content frequency. 1) Blogging for Students ...
SEO Friday - Key Words in Text
Time flies and it's Friday once again....which means that it's SEO and Korinne o'clock. Another very interesting topic is being tackled here today, and  a topic which a lot of people in international education sometimes tend to struggle with in terms of Digital Marketing and SEO. The question of how many times we should insert key words into our texts often comes up. In today's post, Korinne ...
ICEF Virtual Secondary Education | 22 - 24 February 2022
ICEF Virtual Secondary Education returns in February, bringing together industry decision-makers and student representatives focused on secondary, boarding, high school, academic summer camp, foundation and junior education programmes . The event provides a cost-effective, convenient way to network with:  - More than 150 leading education institutions from across the globe - O...
The Intrinsiq Process: Specification
The Specification part of the Intrinsiq Process is more of a “behind the scenes” kind of phase where the Intrinsiq team gets to internally discuss the outcomes of the initial client meetings. In short, this is where we make the magic happen and make all our client requests come true. Making the Magic Happen We always stress the importance of communication and this particular st...
How to Tuesday: How to optimise your B2B Digital Marketing
Welcome to our next instalment on B2B marketing, our main focus in this article is digital marketing. In this day and age, every business should have a digital presence; one that encompasses a website, SEO, paid promotion and another place your School or Agency is active online. But what can you do to strengthen your B2B digital marketing strategy? Follow these steps and tips below: Defin...
4 Tips to Use the Schools & Agents Website Better: Member Articles
As per our recent Monday trend, we are here today to share with you some more tips on how you can make better use of the Schools & Agents website. This time round we are going to focus on how to submit better member articles. Remember that these member articles are viewed by our readers on our website, but they are also shared and disseminated on our social media and newsletter, hence reaching...
SEO Friday - How to Make your Website Faster!
In today's SEO Friday post we shall be taking a look at an issue that a lot of companies have and which, unfortunately, reflects very badly on their brand image and their SEO. I am referring to how fast (or slow) the website is. In today's post, Korinne from KAIE Marketing talks to us about how we can start resolving this issue by taking some simple, yet important steps. ...
Intrinsiq Interview: Getting to know the Intrinsiq Team
One of the new features that we will be publishing on behalf of our friends at Intrinsiq, is the Intrinsiq Interview. This week’s article focuses on the interview that we had earlier today on the Schools & Agents Facebook Page , where we had the opportunity to speak to Mark Milford and Jonas Farrugia from Intrinsiq, about what they have planned for us for 2022. New Content We sta...
IH Academic Managers and Trainers Conference 2022
In January we were pleased to welcome participants from all over the IH Academic community to learn and share together. During the 5-day conference we had a mix of external speakers and IH Speakers who very generously prepared and led thought provoking sessions to help & support IH teams worldwide. Topics included stress management, professional development, the future of digital learning and ...
How to Tuesday: How to Optimise your B2B Email Marketing
As part of our ongoing segment of B2B marketing, this week, and those to come, we are focusing on the various channels that schools, universities, agents and service providers can use as part of their strategy. This week we will focus on the email marketing channel.  Email marketing is one of the most commonly used channels as it is a tried and true method of reaching both individual consu...
4 Tips to Use the Schools & Agents Website Better: Making use of News Articles and the Industry Newsletter
News and content play a very important role in the Schools & Agents website. They are ways in which we keep in touch with our followers and keep them updated with what is going on in the industry. In fact, our partner associations share their press releases and news updates with us so we can disseminate them across our various channels.  In this article, we are going to focus on how ou...
SEO Friday - How to Optimise your Website's Back End, even if you cannot access it
Another Friday, another SEO Tip, thanks to the brilliant Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing . In today's post we are addressing a crucial point. When it comes to website optimisation, everything is crucial, however, when a client feels like they're stuck because they cannot access the back end of their website, that's a bit more problematic. However, there is always a solution to everything, a...
Intrinsiq Support - A fully customisable system!
Intrinsiq is a bespoke system and it can be built according to the needs of the client. From experience, we can certainly assert that a customisable system is the way forward for schools within the field of international education for a variety of different reasons. Everyone is different Each school and each university is different; and unfortunately when you go for an off-the-shelf product ...
How to Create the Best B2B Marketing Strategy
Any marketing strategy has to work around the audience. This is especially relevant when working in the field of international education and when marketing products to schools, universities, agents and service providers. Therefore, before diving in straight to the deep end of all the strategies available one must always follow these steps. 1. Determine your brand positioning. Your first step...
The IH Network Hugs the Earth and our 40,000 km target
Since February 2020 International House World Organisation (IHWO) has been active with new projects and initiatives to raise the issue of environmental sustainability throughout our network and in the language teaching industry. All of these initiatives seek to safeguard our planet and minimise the negative impacts we have on our environment. Our ambition is that the International House network...
4 Tips to Use the Schools & Website Better: Membership Options for Schools
As we normally do on Monday, today we will also be sharing with you some tips on how to use the Schools & Agents website better. This time round we will be focusing mainly on Schools and Education Providers, and we will be showing you how you can make the most of your membership options with us. In this article we will be focusing on 4 main areas: 1) The different membership options 2...
Quality English announces Agent Workshops in Madrid and Rome
Super Star Award Winning School Association, Quality English and members will be in Madrid and Rome in March to host boutique agent workshops. These events will bring together education professionals from the schools, colleges and agency sectors for collaboration and exploring market opportunities.  Registration for agents has already commenced and you can register by using these links: ...
SEO Friday - Meta Data, Meta Titles and Title tags
Another Friday, another SEO tip from our friend and SEO guru Korinne from KAIE Marketing . This time round, Korinne talks to us about the difference between Meta Data, Meta Titles and Title tags. To the non-SEO-trained mind, this might all sound complicated, and that is why we need to rely on experts. Having said that, those who prefer to take care of and manage their own websites need to b...
How Intrinsiq Works - The Search Function
In the coming weeks and months we will be sharing with you some tips on how to use the various aspects of Intrinsiq in the best way possible. The first feature we are going to look at is the “Search Function”. The Steps to Search When it comes to using the Search function there are five main steps you need to follow. Choose Starting Point - this could be Students, agents e...
IALC Accredits Four New Schools in 2021
The International Association of Language Centres, IALC , welcomed four new quality schools in 2021 despite the devastating and on-going effects of the pandemic on the study travel industry. During these difficult times, IALC has been able to offer its members support in the form of discounts, webinars from industry partners, new marketing initiatives as well as its on-going virtual town hall me...
How to Tuesday: How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy
Social media is a constantly evolving spectrum however most of the foundational steps you need to succeed stay the same. The essential gist of it is following the same steps you would to create a marketing strategy but narrowed to a specific channel. Follow these steps and apply them to your business: Step 1: Research and Identify your audience The first step in any marketing campaign is to ...
4 Tips to Use Schools & Agents better: Finding out about our Membership Options
It's Monday once again, which means that it's time to find out more about the Schools & Agents website. This time round we are going to focus on our different membership options, and on how to decide which one is best for you. Moreover, we will also be pointing you in the direction of where to get this info from on our website. So here it goes... Step 1: Decide which kind of membership y...
Free Training Day for ELT Academic Managers and Trainers 2022 - International House
We are delighted to welcome Academic Managers and Trainers from across the industry to take part in a special one day event on Saturday 22nd January. Since taking the IH Academic Management and Training conference online in 2021, we are now able to offer academic managers and trainers who are not currently working in an International House school the chance to experience of some of the great ta...
English UK publishes ambitious environmental action plan
English UK’s first major project of 2022 is a far-reaching environmental action plan, building on the momentum created around international climate change conference COP26.   The plan commits the organisation to building a green culture and leading a green transformation across UK ELT. It includes both direct action and the use of the organisation as a platform to encourage and supp...
SEO Friday - Key Word Frequency
In SEO we often speak of the importance of key words, and we sometimes tend to believe that the more often we insert the key words into our text the better it is for ranking. One important thing to keep in mind is that trends change over time so it is important to follow this, or to ask the professionals in the field to guide us.  The concept of "more is more" is not necessarily relevant n...
The Intrinsiq Process: Consultation
Last week we shared with you a post on the Intrinsiq Process  and we took a brief look at what each one of the steps involved entails. This week, we are going to delve deeper into this and focus a bit more on what the very first step in this process is all about.  Identifying Goals  For us, Consultation is extremely important because we believe that this is where we get to k...
How to Tuesday: Getting your Business ready for 2022
Last week we started our 'How to Tuesday' column by sharing with you some tips on how to get your business ready for 2022. This week we will continue on the same topic and we'll share with you some more ideas on how you can make your 2022 a much better year! Like last year, our 'How to Tuesday' posts will once again be brought to us thanks to a collaboration between Schools & Agents and our si...
4 Tips to Use Schools & Agents better: Finding Out about Upcoming Industry Events
This week we shall continue with our Website Tips. This corner is aimed at helping our followers and members to learn how to navigate the Schools & Agents website more efficiently so that they can make better use of it. Today's focus is going to be on how to use the Schools & Agents website in order to find out about upcoming Industry Events in International Education. Check this out: ...
SEO Friday - Does your Page need to Load Fast?
It's the first Friday of the first week of 2022, and just like last year we are pleased to continue sharing with you SEO-related tips and tricks thanks to our SEO guru Korinne from KAIE Marketing . We are starting the year with a very important SEO tip, and this is related to page loading time. Check out the infographic below to find out all there is to know about how fast our pages should be lo...
Intrinsiq Support: Why are we the best in the field
Communication is key. At Intrinsiq , we are firm believers in this, and it is for this reason that we always stress on the importance of consistent communication between us and our client; not just at the beginning, but throughout the whole process - from when the client engages with us, right until the moment of launch; and even post-launch. In today’s article we are going to walk you...
How to Tuesday: How to make your Business stand out in 2022
It's a new year, and as we promised you earlier on this week, this year we will be sharing many more tips and much more content with you on how to help your businesses develop. We've all had two horrendous years but we believe it is now time to move forward and start looking ahead. And we can only do this in one way - by having our businesses ready to face the new year and the new opportunities th...
Website Mondays: What Content should you be Sharing with us?
Content is an essential part of your digital marketing strategy and it's also important to be sharing your content on thrid party website and other social groups. The more you share, the easier you are to be found. We always tell our clients that the content we publish on their behalf reaches thousands of followers, not just those that follow us, but also those that are searching for similar progr...
Intrinsiq Support: Why should a good School Management system be cloud based?
Intrinsiq has been a cloud-based school management system for well over a decade. In fact, when it was designed back then, it was always intended to be on the cloud. Cloud-based systems are highly efficient and also effective for a variety of reasons including increased capacity, scalability, functionality, as well as reduced maintenance and cost for computer infrastructure or members of staff. In...
Intrinsiq Support: Reporting and Forecasting
In any kind of business, it is always good to ask yourself whether there’s more that you can do because the likelihood is that such a question will open up new possibilities and lead to further growth. Such questions then need to be analysed and interpreted…and we all know that data interpretation is also an extremely laborious and time-consuming task. At Intrinsiq , we are please...
How to Tuesday - How to Increase Facebook Engagement
One of our most popular "How to Tuesday" posts which we shared over the past 12 months has been this one here - the one in which we talk about How to imporve our company's Facebook Engagement. It is all well and good to reach a vast audience, but sometimes you also want to make sure that the audience you are reaching is receptive to your message....and you can confirm that by looking at your ...
ICEF Events 2022
In 2021, despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, ICEF held 10 virtual and 1 hybrid events enabling thousands of educational institutions, service providers and carefully-chosen student recruitment agents to continue to network and develop partnerships. In 2022, we are increasing our support for the international education community by hosting 14 hybrid, virtual and in-person events...
Intrinsiq Support: Using the Dashboard
The Dashboard is a very important feature on the Intrinsiq School Management System as it is the place where members of staff who have access to the platform check all their notifications and diary entries. As explained in a previous article, diary entries are a useful tool that allows members of staff to create a unique customer journey for every student at the school, and tag members of staff ...
How to Tuesday - How to be Wiser in 2022
As the year draws to a close most of us tend to look back on the past 12 months and do a bit of an audit and a stock-take. It's always book to look at the lessons learnt in the previous year and commit to taking them with you into the new year. It is for this reason that in our "How to Tuesday" post this week, we've decided to share with you some tips on how you can learn from 2021 and be wiser in...
SEO Friday - 3 SEO Tips for 2022
It's Friday again....and that only means one thing, that it's time for SEO Friday once again :) In today's post, Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing talks to us about three important SEO tips to take with us into the new year. Here we go! ...
The guard.me keep.meSAFE Program
Did you know that 50% of students have felt overwhelming anxiety, making it hard to succeed academically? Did you know that 31% of post-secondary students have felt so depressed that it was difficult to function? The keep.meSAFE program offered by guard.me specifically focuses on these situations helping students and schools deal with such issues and challenges. Mental Wellness Studen...
Intrinsiq Support: The efficiency of Multiple Portals
Intrinsiq is a school management system that thrives on efficiency and one way of achieving this is through their use of multiple portals. In fact, the Intrinsiq system has portals for students, teachers and also host families. These are the three departments within a school that normally tend to generate the highest amount of traffic in the office. Thanks to Intrinsiq’s efficient system, ...
New Collaboration between IALC and FELCA
The President of FELCA, Mr. Paolo Barilari and IALC, Mr. Robin Adams, are delighted to announce a collaboration focused on improving the relationships between schools and agents.  The Federation of Education and Language Consultant Associations is a worldwide association of national associations of language and education consultant providers (est. 2000).  Founded in 1983, The Intern...
How to Tuesday - How to Motivate your Employees at the End of the Year
We're in December and it's practically the end of another year that brought along with it ups and downs. For those in business, it has been another year of stress, question marks and sleepless nights. Our employees feel that too even though our businesses might not be theirs to own, run and manage. In today's "How to Tuesday" post we've decided to share with you some tips on what you can do in ord...
ICEF Dubai 2022
Each year hundreds of thousands of students from the Middle East and North Africa enrol at a school or university abroad and they all need one or more of the following products or services: - Student health and travel insurance, risk prevention - Local bank account, payment tools - Money transfer solutions - Student accommodation, short-term and long-term - Student travel products ...
SEO Friday - Optimising Website Images
Many of us tend to think that SEO is all abou text and links and key words. However, it is much more than that. In fact, the images on our website also play a very important role in how our website ranks on Google and other search engines. In today's SEO Friday post, which is brought to us thanks to KAIE Marketing , Korinne talks to us about the importance of this feature. ...
Intrinsiq Support: Diary-like System
Imagine this scenario...Imagine that you have a student who books a course, and then, a few days before he arrives at the school he decides to add one-to-one lessons; and he also chooses to change his accommodation from an apartment to a host family; and he also chooses to book some additional excursions in advance. Not a big thing to imagine, right? But it can sometimes turn into quite an ordeal ...
MEI Member Schools Look forward to Reconnecting with International Partners at Online Event
Marketing English in Ireland (MEI), the leading and longest-serving association of English Language Schools in Ireland, will host an online workshop for MEI member schools, partner agents, and industry service providers on Thursday 2nd December. The event will be attended by 140+ delegates. This includes representation from 48 English Language schools of all sizes, locations, and varieties acr...
How to Tuesday: How to create a Social Media Posting Schedule
One of the main issues that business struggle with when it comes to Social Media, is the scheduling and planning of posts....or rather the lack of it. Very often, people believe that social media takes up way too much tima because they have to come up with something new every day, create it and post it. In truth, we can be much more efficient with this and "all it takes" is a bit of decent plannin...
Quality English News Updates
We are very excited to announce that our in-person Missions will recommence in March 2022 ! We very much look forward to hosting our friends and partners in Madrid and Milan in March so keep an eye out for the invitations! You will also find a copy of the new QE/QED Brochure here which is a very useful guide to our schools, their courses, and their locations. We very much look forwar...
Intrinsiq Support: Easy Classroom Allocation and Forecasting
In any Academic Department in any kind of school, be it big or small, classroom allocation and forecasting are two things that practically take place on a daily basis, especially at the start and the end of each week. Students moving around, teachers changing classes, teachers’ time off, classroom renovations….these are only a few situations in which having an efficient classroom plan...
How to Tuesday: How to Improve our Listening Skills
Today's 'How to Tuesday' post is going to be slightly different from the usual Marketing-related posts. In fact, today we are going to take a small break from Social Media Marketing and focus on something that we feel is important in every area of business - whether we are a school, an agent, a service provider ... or whether or not we are in International Education. This is actually something tha...
New member for English UK Board
An unexpected vacancy on our Board of Trustees has been filled by the candidate who narrowly missed joining after the last election in May. Farhan Quraishi , CEO and co-owner of  Speak Up London  has joined the board until the next annual elections in May 2022, when he will be able to put himself up for re-election. He replaces Chris Moonie of the Mackenzie School of English, who h...
Intrinsiq Support: Contactless Attendance and Multiple Annexes
In some parts of the world Covid is once again showing its ugly head, however, we all agree that business simply cannot just stop again because of it. At the same time, schools need to be able to prove to their agents and clients that they are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure that students are safe while studying in their centres. Contactless Attendance Tracking Attendance Trac...
How to Tuesday: How to choose the right Social Media Channels for your Business
Choosing the right social media channels for your business is always a tricky task. Some people choose to have a presence on ALL channels, and while that is admirable, it is not always necessary especially if you have limited resources to work with. At the same time, there are others who prefer to have a limited presence on a few channels in order to ensure consistency. And while that is also comm...
ICEF Berlin 2021 marks the start of a new chapter in the international education industry
It has been a very busy four days for a reunited industry. An industry that has suffered so much during the pandemic. Although the challenges are far from over, the ICEF Berlin 2021 statistics are a clear indication of a resilient and active sector, one that is capable of adapting to whatever challenges arise and that is optimistic about the future. ICEF Berlin is the international education in...
High quality, imaginative bids from language schools get international ELT partnership project off to a flying start
34 accredited UK language schools have been chosen to take part in an international project to help improve the confidence, language and teaching skills of English Teaching Association (ETA) members in 40 nations.  After the massive success of the first Partnered Remote Learning Improvement Project (PRELIM) earlier this year, the British Council has secured £500,0...
Intrinsiq Support: “We will help you place your students into the perfect family!”
In Marketing we speak a lot about the “Customer Journey” and at Intrinsiq we make sure that your customers’ stay at your school is indeed something to write home about. Members of staff who work within the Accommodation Department in their schools have often spoken to us about the challenges they meet when trying to allocate the student into the right kind of family. Well, we&r...
How to Tuesday: How to Take your YouTube Channel to the Next Level
Video content is exceptionally important for businesses and in today's 'How to Tuesday' post we are specifically going to take a look at how to improve your channel on one of the main search engines on the internet - YouTube. Take a look at the infographic below and let us know your thoughts on our social media channels.  Do you take care of your YouTube channel? Are you already using s...
Londonist DMC - Who are we?
Londonist DMC is a multi-award-winning accommodation agency which has been built on the core values of flexibility, integrity, safety and comfort. We pride ourselves on providing the best service for international students. Londonist has attended numerous online and in-person events which has maximised and cultivated a network of global partners, and this has proved to become the core of the comp...
Intrinsiq Support: “We will build the School Management System that you NEED!”
A customizable school management system is certainly the way forward for education providers in the field of international education. In our opinion, this is the most important place to start. When it comes to the day-to-day running of your institution, you want something that reflects YOUR way of doing things. Each school and each university is different; and unfortunately when you go for an off-...
ICEF Berlin - the realisation that there finally IS light at the end of the tunnel
2021 has been another difficult year for most of us in International Education, however, as soon as we heard that ICEF Berlin was going to have a face-to-face component we started to realise that we might soon be able to start putting these past horrible months behind us. And the last few days, whether it was via virtual meetings or face-to-face interactions, we got a solid confirmation of this. A...
ICEF Berlin 2021 Day 1
It's the most wonderful time of the year! ICEF Berlin is back, this year as a hybrid event where we're seeing some participants having meetings from their homes or hotel rooms, while others are present at the Intercontinental in Berlin.  What remained the same:  The excellent networking opportunities, the diversity in nationalities, the professionalism and the very user-friendly sy...
SEO Friday - How to Optimise when Offline
It's Friday - and that means it's time for our SEO Tips and Tricks, which are sent to us on a weekly basis thanks to our fabulous partner (who we can't wait to see and hug in person after two long years in Berlin in a few days) Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing . So if you are also going to be at ICEF Berlin this weekend and next week, check out these tips below to find out how you can make the ...
The 2nd Salone delle Lingue - IALCA ready to start in Rome
The world of language courses abroad meets in Rome, at beautiful Salone delle Fontane on 27 November 2021, with the 2nd Salone delle Lingue, organised by IALCA, the Italian Association of Language Agents and Consultants.   Finally, it's back to business! After a forced interruption in 2020 due to the pandemic, the second edition of the Salone delle Lingue IALCA is coming back to Rome to m...
Eaquals Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Hybrid Conference!
Eaquals had plenty to celebrate with their 30 th anniversary and a very successful hybrid event with the annual international conference which took place in Belfast on 21-23 October 2021/ The conference was officially opened by Eaquals Chair, Thom Kiddle, who welcomed attendees both in-person and online (from over 18 countries) to the organisation and reflected on the journey we had been on t...
Intrinsiq Support: NO Limits with Intrinsiq
Whether you are a big school, or a small school; a school with one centre, or a school with multiple centres; a school with many students, or a school with few students….whatever your size, you can definitely make use of Intrinsiq in order to unlock the next level in your development. Would you have to pay extra for more students or more centres? The good news is that the answer is ...
How to Tuesday - How to Increase your Facebook Page's Engagement
Increasing engagement on social media is always a very important step in your Social Media Marketing Strategy. In today's "How to Tuesday" post, which is brought to us thanks to BaiLogik , your partners for Team Building, HR and Marketing services, focuses on How you can increase engagement on your business's Facebook Page.  What do you make of these tips below? Are there any of them whi...
The Lead5050 Awards 2021
The Lead5050 Awards is now in its 5th year and has become one of the most exciting events in the calendar. This year, the event will be hosted online, in a fully live and interactive event. At the annual Awards, we recognize innovative individual and organizational initiatives that address the advancement of women in business. In a particularly challenging year for the industry due to the pan...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Generating the Right kind of traffic
When we think of SEO, most of us think numbers and statistics. However, when it comes to SEO it is more than just simple mathematics. It is about having the right kind of traffic being diverted to your website. In today's post, Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing , speaks to us specifically about this. Here's what she has to say about SEO and Traffic! ...
IH Teachers Online Conference 2021
The IH Teachers Online Conference is back! Join us on Friday 29th October for a programme of practical and thought provoking talks to help your teaching.   We are delighted to announce that this event is completely free and open to language teachers from all over the world. Just sign up below to receive more information and the Zoom link in the run up to the event.  We are pro...
Intrinsiq Support: Who exactly are Intrinsiq? And how can we help take your school to the next level?
For those who don’t really know us, Intrinsiq is a school management solution system which has been specifically designed on the cloud over 10 years ago and which specifically caters for education providers within the field of international education. In other words, we are the solution to all your school management issues. Why do we recommend Intrinsiq? Here are all the ways in whic...
How to Tuesday - Increase views to your YouTube Channel through Tools
We recently published a post on How to Increase views to your YouTube Channel using Engagement - today we are going to focus on another aspect, specifically on How to Increase views to your YouTube Channel through Tools. Some of the things one needs to take into consideration when posting on YouTube is what viewers see when they land on your channel. It is important to keep in mind that vie...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Making Auto Responses Work for You
Today's SEO post, which is brought to us thanks to Korinne Algie from  KAIE Marketing , focuses on the importance of auto responses in our businesses. Most of us have some kind of auto response set - be it 'out of office' replies or even confirmation messages. Today's post focuses on how to make the most out of these auto responses in order to help boost our SEO. ...
Intrinsiq Support: Powerful Reporting and Data Interpretation with Intrinsiq
Why is Reporting useful in a school scenario? There are various ways in which reporting can help schools - from determining trends based on past intakes, to knowing which sectors areas or countries one is lacking students from (and using this information to focus on finding agents in that area), to forecasting low student intake periods and having the opportunity to offer discounts during those sp...
How to Tuesdays - How to Make the Most out of Instagram
Having social media platforms just for the sake of having them is never something we recommend. It is important that when we do something we do it right. And another important point to stress is that no social media platform works the same as any other. For this reason, we need to be aware of how best to use them and today we will be sharing with you some tips on How to Make the Most out of I...
Celebrating Resilience at the 10th ELT Malta Conference
After months of what has been a very uncertain period for the ELT industry, Malta is back to organising one of its staple local events. And what a comeback for the industry this event has been! Celebrating nothing other than resilience, while bringing together ELT industry professionals, the ELT Malta Conference organised by the ELT Council, took place on Friday 8 th and Saturday 9 th October....
SEO Fridays - The use of Footers for SEO
Website Footers The use of footers on our website is probably one of the last things we consider when optimising for SEO. However, as  KAIE Marketing  explains below it is an essential part for those crawl bots to understand what our site is about. It's important to take careful steps when choosing what to include and what to link in this bottom part of our website pages. Next time ...
English UK and RefuAid create formal partnership
More refugees should get access to the language support they need to work or study in the UK as a result of a partnership between English UK and RefuAid.  Refugee support charity RefuAid works solely with English UK members to ensure its clients get the language teaching they need to pass IELTS or OET exams, enabling them to register existing qualifications in the ...
How to Tuesday: How to create the best Instagram Reels
Those of us who are very much into social media have all gone to bed feeling a little bit empty last night following the major Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp outage in many areas around the world. This only proves how dependent our lives have become on social media. Whether this is right or wrong is obviously subject to debate, however, the fact remains that social media plays a major roled in o...
Intrinsiq Support: Summer Camps and Guardianship Programmes
When we think of School Management Systems, many seem to believe that this is something that is only useful to language schools. However, this is definitely not the case. In fact, thanks to Intrinsiq’s customizable quality, and the team's experience in the international education industry, this solution is ideal for any education provider, and that includes Summer Camps and Guardianship Pr...
SEO Friday - FAQ Pages help with SEO
Some of us tend to take FAQ pages for granted when it comes to websites, and the good news is that these pages help a lot with SEO. In today's SEO tips article Korinne from KAIE Marketing talks to us about how companies can use the FAQ pages to their advantage in order to boost their SEO. ...
40,000 km walk - We can all help protect our planet. Will you?
In February 2020 International House World Organisation (IHWO) added environmental sustainability to its corporate strategy and since then have started various projects and initiatives. All of these seek to safeguard our planet and minimise the negative impacts we have on our environment. Our ambition is that the International House network of schools will lead the way in the ELT industry and m...
Intrinsiq Support: Paperless Attendance
It’s the start of a new scholastic year and once again safety features, including paperless attendance, are the norm. As far as attendance tracking goes, at Intrinsiq, we’ve got you covered too thanks to our contactless attendance tracking system. How does this work? QR Attendance Tracking is a simple way in which students scan a QR code, displayed in class or on screen, on their...
How to Tuesdays: How to increase views to your YouTube Channel
We all agree that when it comes to Social Media, video content is exceptionally successful and it generates a lot of engagement, which is a very good way to improve your brand image and generate new sales leads (which is everyone's ultimate goal). In today's "How to Tuesday" post, which is brough to us thanks to a collaboration between Schools & Agents, and our sister company BaiLogik ,...
SEO Friday - Should you use stock photos?
What is the first thing we notice when we open a website? The answer is simple - images! And it is for this reason that we have to make sure that the images that we use on our websites are unique and not stock images. It looks very unprofessional to open a website and find photos that you would have seen somewhere else...and in today's article, Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing will also be expl...
ICEF Podcast - Post Pandemic Recovery
ICEF Podcast:  September episode for international student recruitment professionals! Now available. "Why agents play a key role in rebuilding international enrolments” - Listen Now Joining us for this episode: Vincenzo Raimo -  Global Higher Education Specialist:  Researcher in the use of agents in international student recruitment Craig Riggs -  Editor,...
Intrinsiq Support: Accommodation Allocation Made Simple
Allocating students to the right host families could be quite a nightmare for many accommodation departments within schools. This could be the result of particular student requests, or even changes in the home set-up of the host family (if, for example, they are renovating and will have one or more less available rooms for a period of time), to mention just a few examples. However, this does not h...
How to Tuesday - How to Increase Facebook Engagement (Part 2)
In today's "How to Tuesday" post, we are going to continue talking to you about how you can increase your engagement on Facebook. Engagement is an important feature to pay attention to because it goes a step further from your "reach". The main difference is that the "Reach" indicates how many accounts your post is getting to, whereas your "engagement" indicates the amount of reactions i.e. direct ...
SEO Friday - Annoying Pop-ups
Today's SEO Friday post focuses on something that we all want to get rid of when it comes to browsing and spending time on websites. I'm referring to pop.-ups. We need to keep in mind that if pop-ups are annoying for us, then we certainly wouldn't want our website (and its many pop-ups) to interfere with our users' experience. In today's post, Korinne from KAIE Marketing tells us all about pop-u...
Intrinsiq: Check out our Live Broadcast with Schools & Agents
Last week, at Intrinsiq , we had the pleasure of participating in a live broadcast over on the Schools & Agents Facebook Page and social media channels. The main aim of this live broadcast was to highlight what we do as Intrinsiq, what our main services are, and how we try our very best to adopt a flexible approach when dealing with clients and their requests. During the first part of the...
How to Tuesday - How to Start a Successful YouTube Channel
The more time passes, the more video content is becoming relevant to the social media world in general, and to the International Education Industry as a whole. Many social media platforms are now moving towards more elaborate video content, and more and more users are viewing, sharing and creating video content themselves. This leads to one simple conclusion: If you want to be seen, heard, followe...
Londonist DMC adds 2 new residences to their portfolio!
We recently had the Londonist team live on our Schools & Agents live broadcast where Umang and Dinara spoke to us about the vast profile of residences that Londonist have in central London (but not only!). Today, we are pleased to announce that Londonist have added two more residences to their portfolio and we are pleased to share them with you here below. Scape Shoreditch Residence:  ...
SEO Fridays: SEO in 2021
SEO Fridays with KAIE Marketing  are back. Today's post clarifies what SEO is in 2021. When we first heard about it, it was mainly about links and keywords...now it's so much more. Korinne, helps companies in the education travel industry understand how SEO works and what they can do to keep up with the trends. Send us a message if you want to improve your SEO! ...
How to Tuesday - How to Understand WeChat
WeChat is not the most commonly-used platform in the international education industry, however, one look at its statistics would probably make you debate whether it should be used more or not. Do we recommend using WeChat? Rather than giving a yes / no answer, we prefer to focus on facts and numbers as well as demographics. We find that those kinds of figures speak volumes! So here it goes. The...
SEO Fridays - Link Quality or Quantity?
Korinne from KAIE Marketing  is back with her nuggets of knowledge on SEO for the international education industry! Links for SEO have long been discussed. Companies have tried to buy links, pay people for links, and all sorts of other trickeries to try and work around Google's search results. However, and we have said this in different ways, several times, Google outsmarts us all. It is co...
We are pleased to share with you Our New Marketing Packages
Today we are pleased to share with you our new social media marketing packages. These packages are ideal for those schools, agents and service providers who are either still starting out on social media, or who already have a few social media channels but would like to have some more guidance and expertise on how to use these more efficiently. The first two packages that you can see on the imag...
Intrinsiq Support: Online Booking Forms
Many schools use online booking forms. However, the question that frequently arises is: Are schools using booking forms in the most advantageous way possible? Here are some questions that we generally ask to our clients in order to identify whether they can use online booking forms more efficiently: As a school, do you have a system in place which enables you to track potential students? ...
How to Tuesday - How to Create the Best Instagram Content
This week's "How to Tuesday" post focuses on the importance of creating good and engaging Instagram content. In this post, our partners BaiLogik , share some insight as to what businesses can do in order to create better content for their Instagram accounts. Do you like what you see here? Drop us a line to set up a call so that we can help you manage your social media better. ...
SEO Friday - How many Keywords should we use?
"Keywords" are a very big thing in SEO and sometimes we tend to think that "More is More". However, this is not the case, and there can be such a thing as 'too many keywords'. We need to be very careful not to overdo it and in today's SEO post, which is brought to us thanks to Korinne from KAIE Marketing , we are going to focus specifically on this. ...
Intrinsiq Support: After Sales
Have you ever bought an object or a service thinking you’ve made a good deal, and ended up being exceptionally disappointed when it comes to aftersales? Well, we’ve experienced it too, and it is for this reason that, at Intrinsiq , we know exactly what to do in order to ensure that you get the best service possible pre-and-post Sales. How do we ensure a good After Sales service? ...
SEO Friday - What is Keyword Cannibalisation?
We must admit that this is a new one for us too! In today's post, Korinne from KAIE Marketing will be talking to us about what keyword cannibalisation is. Let's find out together! ...
Intrinsiq Support:Teacher Planning and Allocation
In today’s article we are going to focus on how the Intrinsiq system helps with Teacher Planning and Allocation. Sometimes, schools store teacher info in large paper files or in filing cabinets which would be full of documents, and which can either be lost or damaged over time. Having a system like Intrinsiq means that you can: Have all of your teacher info in one secure place Have...
How to Tuesday - How to make your Instagram Stories more engaging!
We always insist on the importance of having a solid social media presence in business, especially in the field of international education. However, it is also important to remember that we must make a difference between content, and quality, engaging content. In today's "How to Tuesday" post, which is brought to us thanks to a collaboration between Schools & Agents, and our sister company Ba...
Student Works' Work Placement Program
Welcome to Student Works , an educational tour agency based in the UK since 2013. Since we started we have seen changes throughout the industry each year, from University entrances declining in certain countries, and agent partnerships with universities becoming increasingly more rigid, to English courses going from face to face to online and students waiting for an opportunity to get back into ...
SEO Friday - The Importance of Image File Names
In SEO every tiny detail is important, and that includes the file names that we give to images. In today's 'SEO Fridays' post, which is a collaboration between Schools & Agents and KAIE Marketing , Korinne talks to us about why image file names are important. Here's why! ...
Intrinsiq Support:Diary Entries
Last week we spoke to you about how the Intrinsiq system stores student data. This week we will take this a step further and go into the logic behind this system.  Intrinsiq stores data as Diary Entries The idea behind using this methodology is that it creates a chronology and hence, a story. This means that if something happens at school and a member of staff needs to pull out a stud...
How to Tuesday - How to gain Industry Insights from Social Media
We always stress the importance of having a strong social media presence in our industry and this is extremely important to keep in mind. However, it is equally important to gain valuable insights from our social media and in today's "How to Tuesday" post, which is brought to us thanks to a collaboration between Schools & Agents and BaiLogik , we are sharing with you some intel as to why thi...
SEO Friday - What's the ideal Content Length?
We often get asked this question when it comes to content creation - "What is the ideal content length for SEO Optimization?" Well, today, Korinne from Korinne Algie International Education Marketing answers this question in her weekly contribution to our SEO Fridays. Have a look below and don't hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions.     ...
Intrinsiq Support:Storing Student Data
Data is always valuable, and in a school environment this is extremely important, especially since we would be dealing with information that can help put the student into the right class, right host family etc. On top of that, being able to store student data in one place comes in handy when there are requested changes in the booking which are related to different departments in the school.  ...
How To Use Social Media Insights
Social Media in Today's World In a time when social media runs the world, businesses need to make sure that they're using the right marketing strategy to target their audience. In international education, the market is quite niche, and therefore, it is even more important to what works and what doesn't.  So, how do you go about it? Simple...Social Media Insights is what will give you...
SEO Friday - Posting Duplicate Content
Today's post is an extremely relevant one for those providers who believe in content marketing. Content marketing is extremely useful in helping to boost your SEO and in helping you to rank higher, however, you cannot just share ANY content. In fact, in her guest post today, Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing speaks to us about the dangers of sharing the same content on multiple online sources. W...
Intrinsiq Support: Accommodation Allocation
Many schools offer home-stay accommodation as one of their options for when students book courses at their school. This is still a very popular choice among students, and, as a result, very often, schools go through a lot of work in order to make sure that the student is matched with the right family; or to keep track of when a specific family will not be available to host. While some schools a...
How to Tuesday - How to Communicate better on Social Media
For many brands and businesses, social media is a crucial platform to stay in touch with their customer base. It is for this reason that we must learn to communicate on such platforms effectively, and this depends mainly on the knowledge of WHO we are communicating with on such platforms. Being aware of who our audiences are is very important in determining how best to communicate with them. In...
SEO Friday - Simple Voice Optimization
Today's SEO Fridays post, which is brouth to us by KAIE Marketing focuses on voice optimisation and on how we can optimise our pages for voice as well. ...
The Simon Greenall Award
In memory of Simon Greenall, OBE, teacher, teacher trainer, materials writer, past president of IATEFL and friend of the global ELT community, the  Simon Greenall Award  is sponsored by Macmillan Education, International House World Organisation and International House London.  The Award aims to promote projects  that  bring people together through learning ...
Intrinsiq Support: How to choose the right School Management System for your School
Choosing the right School Management System for your school or university is a decision that will play a very important role in your Marketing and Planning Strategy. A School Management system will affect everything from budgeting, to planning, to forecasting, to business data analysis. So what should one look for when choosing the right School Management System? Here are some important tips...
How to Tuesday - How to Improve your Social Media Content Strategy
Using Social Media in Business is more than just a couple of random posts per day or per week. Social Media needs to be part of your Marketing plan and strategy in order for it to work and in order to ensure that you achieve your goals through this medium as well. In today's 'How to Tuesdays' post we take a look at some important steps you need to take to improve your social media content strategy...
Happy 6th Anniversary to us!
It's been 6 years since Bernice and I took over the operations of Schools & Agents. Well, technically, 6 years since we had our first business meeting and 6 years plus 2 days since we signed all the paperwork.  We are both extremely proud of the achievements Schools & Agents has had over the years, the strong business relationships we have built and the people we have become while ...
Intrinsiq Support: Tracking Agent Commissions
Tracking agent commissions is a very important tool to have in your school management system, especially if you want to avoid the nasty surprise of a commission bill popping out of nowhere. At Intrinsiq , we’ve made this feature so easy to use, that any school who implements it can rest assured that the only surprises they receive are positive ones! How does Intrinsiq help with tracking...
English UK organises ELT day of action
Staff, managers and owners of English language schools will meet outside Parliament in July to demonstrate over the lack of government support for the ELT industry. The protest, on the afternoon of 19 July, will call on the government to provide business rates relief for all ELT centres from the start of the pandemic until 2022 as well as targeted grant support. Participants are asking their MP...
LanguageCert: Insider Tips on How To Pass the UK Home Office English Test
It can be an intimidating prospect to move to a new country, especially if you can’t speak the language or don’t yet know anyone there. If you arrived in the UK on a fiancé visa, a family visa, or spouse visa, and are between the ages of 18 and 65, you are going to have to pass an English exam in Speaking and Listening. LanguageCert have shared some top tips so that you can p...
How to Tuesday - How to Build your Brand through Social Media
There are some business owners who still cannot and do not see the validity of social media in a solid Marketing Strategy, and they generally quote a number of reasons for this. Some say that they want to see immediate results; others say that social media is a waste of time; others still believe that brand awareness and social media strategy do not help generate more sales. Through experience, we...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Creating Great Meta Titles
Sometimes some of us tend to ignore the importance of Meta titles and Meta descriptions when it comes to SEO. In today's SEO Friday's post, Korinne from KAIE Marketing talks to us about why this is important and about how this helps to boost your site's search engine ranking. Today we'd also like to publically wish Korinne a very Happy Birthday :) We love you heaps Rin :) ...
LanguageCert: What to do when moving to the UK to grow your business
Although Brexit and border closures have had a negative effect on the British economy, the UK is forecasted to grow over the next two quarters of 2021. European citizens are still looking to establish their businesses within the UK, and to do this you will need to acquire a Representative of an Overseas Business Visa. For many, the first step of obtaining this visa is passing the SELT A1 exam. ...
Intrinsiq Support: Group Bookings
One of the things that members of staff in schools often complain about is the fact that it takes them a lot of time to input group bookings. Whenever we talk about Intrinsiq , we always focus on the fact that the software is easy to manage and that many things can be done at just the click of a button. When it comes to data inputting, Intrinsiq is, once again, the go-to school managemen...
Unique European market report helps accredited English language teaching centres plan for recovery
New research into the future of Europe as an English Language Teaching (ELT) market has been made exclusively available to English UK members and centres accredited by the British Council.  It is the latest in a long-running market report series jointly funded by English UK and the British Council, produced by independent market research provider BONARD. It departs from the usual format of...
How to Tuesday - How to Grow and Advertise on Social Media
When it comes to growing your business on social media, there are various strategies you an adopt in order to ensure success. In the coming weeks, starting today, we will be looking at what you can do so as to start seeing some solid RoI in your social media marketing and advertising strategy. Today we'll be looking at the first six points. Our 'How to Tuesday' posts are brought to us thanks to...
SEO Fridays - Internal Links
We've known about the importance of links for SEO for a very long time. However, in today's SEO-Fridays post, Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing  explains some dos and don'ts relating to this topic. Get in touch with Korinne for more SEO help! ...
Intrinsiq Support: Crisis Management
To say we’ve had a strange and turbulent 18 months is an understatement. Our industry took a severe blow as a result of the global pandemic and, although we are finally beginning to see some light at the end of a long and dark tunnel, things are expected to finally get back to normal by next summer i.e. summer 2022. Therefore, we recommend that, in the meantime, schools should really use thi...
How to update or rebuild your website
Updating your current website, or rebuilding a new one from scratch involves a lot of decisions for any company. Our recommendation is that you always include your team when making such decisions, mainly because your team are the customer-facing employees and they are also the ones dealing with and updating the current website on a daily basis. They probably use the site more than you, as the owne...
Meet the new leaders of English UK’s Board of Trustees
Mark Rendell and Shoko Doherty have been voted the new chair and vice-chair of the English UK Board of Trustees. Both are active members of the ELT industry, running schools in England and Wales. They play a major role in representing the sector both locally and nationally, and believe their experience will be invaluable in helping the industry tackle the challenge of rebuilding after Covid and...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Content Length SEO
The main gist of today's SEO Fridays post, which is brought to us by Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing , is that when it comes to SEO, we always need to use common sense and to keep in mind that when we optimise pages, we are doing this for a human audience. Therefore, we sometimes need to stir away from what robotic plugins tell us and add a bit of a human touch! ...
ICEF Webinar: Three trends Driving the Evolution of Student Recruitment Marketing
An ICEF Webinar is coming up on 30th June  09:00 New York | 15:00 Berlin | 18:30 Delhi ...Save the date! In this ICEF webinar, brought to you in partnership with Salesforce, we will discuss three trends that are driving the evolution of student recruitment marketing . We will do so by highlighting the case studies of three institutions that have successfully implemented new, digital ...
Intrinsiq Support: Managing Multiple Centres
When it comes to school management, one of the main things that schools look for is consistency and continuity, and this is especially the case when they are managing multiple centres. Schools want their centres to run and operate in exactly the same way wherever they are, and this goes for management, academics, accommodation, as well as the software that they use. This is where Intrinsiq is th...
SEO Fridays: Expertise - Authority - Trust
It's Friday and our SEO tips from  KAIE Marketing  are back. Korinne's expertise is in SEO strategy for the international education industry and we have tested this expertise first-hand. This is why we like the tips she shares with all of you and why we always recommend her for any international education SEO work. It is in fact the importance of expertise that today's SEO tips focus o...
IH Study Abroad Online Experience event for agents
In May 2021, International House World Organisation, in collaboration with its IH schools, held the IH Study Abroad Online Experience event for agents. We all know that when we sell  study abroad language programmes, we are selling experiences – and it is easier to sell something which you have experienced directly! With this in mind, IHWO invited their trusted agents to join this infor...
Intrinsiq Testimonial: Future Learning
At Intrinsiq we take pride in having happy clients...and today’s article focuses on one of these :) We have been working with the team at Future Learning since September 2020 and over the past months we have had quite a bit of important work done. However, this time round we’ll let Stefany Firera, who is the Digital Projects Lead at Future Learning, do the talking.  How long ...
How to Tuesday - How to Use Google Analytics
In Marketing, we are all about Metrics. We love analysing things, identifying patterns, interpreting data....and if there is one tool that can help us do that, it certainly is Google Analytics. In today's short "How to Tuesdays" graphic we take a look at how and why Google Analytics is such a useful tool for us in international education (and not just). The data presented in each report, which ...
Verbalists Education and the Malta Tourism Authority together in supporting language students travelling to Malta
With travel restrictions gradually loosening and global borders reopening, one of the world’s leading language networks Verbalists Education, owned by PRODIREKT, launched a promotional campaign aiming to position Malta as the top language tourism destination for this summer. The decision came as no surprise, as Malta has established itself as a safe destination for travelers from around the ...
At guard.me, we want everyone to have a voice at the table
guard.meCARES are great advocates of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and in this upcoming series of Real Talk, they are going to focus specifically on this aspect.  "We want everyone to have a voice at the table. Take action by joining our next live real talk conversation where we will be discussing the synergy between equity, diversity and inclusion." ...
SEO Friday - Know your Target Audience
Knowing your target audience is a key aspect in SEO, because your target audience with determine what info to include on your website, what tone of voice to use, and many other features. In today's post, which is brough to us by KAIE Marketing , Korinne talks to us about the important of knowing your target audience, and she also gives some tips on what you can do in order to a better-ranking an...
IH Directors' Conference 2021 – Online
This year, International House World Organisation held its annual IH Directors’ Conference and AGM online from May 24 th to 28 th , with a packed schedule of plenary sessions, workshops, and social events for IH directors. Following the success of our first online Directors’ Conference in 2020, and after a year of hosting all IH events virtually, this year’s IH Directors&r...
Intrinsiq Support: Classroom Management
School Management Software is always a hot potato in school offices, and this topic can become particularly heated when the main focus is on classroom management, mainly because it tends to be the area that is used the most and by the largest number of users in schools - ranging from academic staff, to teachers, to students themselves. One of the things we pride ourselves on at Intrinsiq , is th...
How to Tuesday: Make the most of your S&A membership
Today's "How to Tuesdays" post is dedicated to our memberships. We would like to share with you some tips on how to make the most of your subscription with us. Having said that, if you prefer to have a more focused chat about your specific membership, or about how your organisation can benefit from being registered with S&A, do not hesitate to contact us, and we'll be more than happy to orga...
SEO Friday - A secure website means better ranking
In marketing, we are all obsessed with getting our websites to rank better, to appear on the first page, if possible, of the various search engines, and to have our websites do their job basically, which is to attract more traffic into our funnel. However, this job would be a very difficult one for our website to do, if it is not secure in the first place. In today's SEO Friday post, Korinne Algie...
Intrinsiq Support: Change Management
Choosing the right School Management System for your school is no easy task and it comes with great responsibility, especially if you are considering changing one system for another. Part of this very important process includes getting your team members on board. Sometimes, one of the biggest struggles we have to face as managers and leaders is to convince our team members that, just because &ldqu...
How to Tuesday: How to choose which social media channels to be on
When it comes to chosing which social platforms to be on, many clients often tell us that they find it hard to decide and they fluctuate between wanting to be on all of them for more exposure, and ending up being on none of them because Social Media Marketing takes up too much time. Like everything else in life, we recommend Balance, and in today's article, which is brought to us thanks to BaiLog...
SEO Friday - What is Anchor Text and Why is it important?
Once again it's Friday, which means that it is time for our weekly dose of SEO brough to us by the lovely Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing . Korinne specialises in SEO strategy for the international education industry, and she comes highly recommended :) In today's graphic she talks to us about the importance of Anchor Text. ...
Intrinsiq Support: Summer Camps
Those who run Summer Camps know that although they are, in principle, offering the same good quality in terms of Academics, Leisure, Accommodation etc. as they offer when they run ‘regular’ courses, organising summer camps is a whole different ball game. That is why we are sometimes asked by clients whether Intrinsiq also caters for summer camps, since they are not the same as runnin...
How to Tuesday - How to improve your Social Media Engagement
"I regularly post on social media but I don't get any engagement". "I don't what I have to do to interact with my audience on social media!" "I don't know how to increase my audience on my channels." Is this you? Do you ever feel like you're struggling to create the right kind of content for your social media channels? Or do you ever feel like social media takes up too much of your time? ...
SEO Friday - Resizing Images
 In SEO resizing images is very important, and in today's SEO Friday, Korinne from KAIE Marketing talks to us about why this is so important and about how resizing your images can help boost your SEO and your ranking.  ...
How to Tuesdays: How to make use of Email Marketing
When should we use Email Marketing? Is it effective? How do people respond to it? These are just some of the questions that people tend to ask us in relation to email marketing. In today's 'How to Tuesdays' post we will be listing all the reasons why we believe it is an essential tool to use. However, we believe that a) email marketing should not be used in isolation and b) that it should be used ...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Why should you check your External Links?
Fixing external links is a very important and significant way of optimising your website, however, it doesn't just stop there. In today's SEO Fridays post, our partner Korinne from KAIE Marketing speaks to us about the importance of checking every aspect of your website. Here's what she has to say about it! ...
PRODIREKT and Verbalists Education partner with Neurolanguage Coaching and NeuroHeart Education
PRODIREKT and  Verbalists Education & Language Network  are excited to announce yet another partnership with one of the world’s leading educators, this time with NeuroHeart Education® and Neurolanguage Coaching®. After our last year’s success with the  iTeach  project, when together with  UKLC , a reputable provider of UK-based language cou...
Keep.meSAFE Student Support Program scales up to meet demand
guard.me International Insurance (“ guard.me “) has augmented its keep.meSAFE Student Support Program, specializing in mental health support, in response to an increased demand for service. keep.meSAFE supports 95 secondary and post-secondary institutions across Canada, helping over 300,000 students nationwide. From March 2020, there has been a 61 percent increase in clinical cas...
Enhancing the learning process – The 5th NeuroHeart Education Conference
We are delighted to announce that  PRODIREKT  and the  Verbalists Education & Language Network  will sponsor and take part in  The   5th NeuroHeart Education Conference , which will take place online from May 14 th  until May 16 th , 2021. The conference is accredited by the International Coaching Federation, and all its proceeds will be donate...
Intrinsiq Support: Paperless Attendance
A lot of countries have finally started their slow return towards normality in terms of resuming face to face classes, or getting ready to start again in the near future. However, this does not mean that all safety measures have been lifted. As a result, schools still need to continue taking the necessary precautions in order to continue operating face to face. Paperless attendance is one of thes...
Stress Awareness Month: Stress vs Anxiety
One way to understand stress is to see it as part of your body’s natural alarm system, telling you when something is wrong and needs your attention. The tension you experience during these times places a demand on your body and mind, and has the same effect whether the source of stress is based on fear or excitement.  On the other hand, anxiety is quite often a unique consequence of ...
How To Increase your Instagram Followers
As you may be aware by now, Instagram is one of the key social media channels you should include in your digital marketing strategy. We're sure that you also know how difficult it is to get people to follow you. This is why in our How-To Tuesday posts of  last week  and today, we're focusing on helping you understand what you need to do on this channel. On top of this, we're always her...
SEO Friday - Fresh Content
When it comes to SEO we are often told that it is important to keep our content fresh and unique. In this week's SEO Friday post Korinne from KAIE Marketing specifies why this is so important! ...
Intrinsiq Support: Tracking Agent Commissions
If we’ve learned anything this past year it’s that it’s important to save up for a rainy day. When it comes to paying agents their commissions schools sometimes face the challenge that they have a really expensive agent bill that pops out of nowhere and which they have to settle. The truth is that no one likes those types of bills, so it is advisable that schools get to keep trac...
How to Tuesdays: How to get seen on Instagram
Getting noticed on social media is not a question of luck, but a question of strategy and skill. In today's How to Tuesdays post, which is brought to us in collaboration with our partners BaiLogik , we focus on how businesses can get noticed more on Instagram. For any questions related to this topic, do not hesitate to get in touch with us . We'd lov to help! ...
The IH Study Abroad Online Experience
Join International House  on Thursday 6th May from 14:00 to 15:30 BST / UK time when, in collaboration with our schools, International House will host an informative and interactive event for agents: the  IH Study Abroad Online Experience . We all know that when we sell language programmes, we are selling experiences – and it is easier to sell something which you have experie...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Optimising your Auto Response
How many of you knew that it was possible to optimise pretty much everything, including your auto responses? Well now you know! When it comes to your auto response you can optimise these in various ways. The graphic below tells us exactly how. This interesting info, together with all the other SEO Friday posts are brought to you thanks to a collaboration between Schools & Agents and KAIE Mark...
A real balancing act of one excellent social media in education
Few education media can claim the level of devotion earned by PRODIREKT and the Verbalists Education Network , home to language education and study abroad. With almost 2 million views and counting, the Verbalists YouTube Channel is easily among the world’s most popular for study abroad, while the Facebook Business Page boasts about 100,000 members. The LinkedIn pages of both PRODIRE...
Intrinsiq Support: Online Booking forms
What is it about booking forms that makes them such an important feature to have for school websites? It’s very simple really. Apart from enhancing the customer journey mainly through giving the student or parent immediacy (something which every online buyer considers to be extremely important), they also help schools convert more leads into actual sales. In today’s article we’re...
IH Study Abroad Online Workshops
International House World Organisation held its most recent Online Study Abroad workshop on Monday 19th April from 15:00 to 17:30 (UK time) and on Tuesday 20th April from 09:00 to 11:30 (UK time). This event was attended by 23 representatives on behalf of 30 IH schools, 61 agents and 3 service providers. The IH schools who attended were: IH Belfast IH Berlin GLS IH Brist...
How to Tuesdays: How to Learn from Social Media Insights
Whenever we post online, or we launch a social media marketing campaign through boosting, it is very important to monitor how the campaign is performing, and we get to do that through monitoring social media insights. In today's "How to Tuesdays" post we focus on some of the areas which are extremely important in helping understand how to manage social media campaigns in a better way. To start ...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Optimising the 404 Error Page
This is a very interesting SEO post today because it focuses on something which, for many years I personally thought was just something that comes up automatically and that there was nothing that could be done about it. Korinne from KAIE Marketing has, as per her usual brilliant self, solved this issue thanks to this infographic below.  ...
Intrinsiq Support: The Search Function
The Search function is a feature that is often overlooked when choosing what School Management System to work with, and the reason is that in most cases “search” functions tend to be quite useless, in that they are often something that is just included in the package. With Intrinsiq , the Search feature is also something that can be customized based on you and your clients’ nee...
Eaquals holds online AGM & Eaquals Online 2021 event
Eaquals held their online AGM on Thursday 15 th April. Among the updates which were announced were the release of the new Eaquals Academic Management Competences Framework which is available for download from the Eaquals website. In addition, Eaquals announced the new third inspection scheme for online providers which is now ready and completes the three schemes under the Eaquals Accreditation u...
How to Tuesdays: How to Create Effective Social Media Posts
When it comes to social media, a lot of people tend to believe that pretty much anything goes. However, even in this highly effective marketing field, it is important to remember that it's quality over quantity every time. It is not about the amount of posts that you share, but about the quality of these posts. In this "How to Tuesdays" post today, which is brought to us thanks to our partners Ba...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - The importance of Headings in SEO
Another Friday, another SEO Tip thanks to our lovely friend over at KAIE Marketing , Korinne Algie. This time the focus is on Headings and how important these are to SEO. Let's take a look at what Korinne has to say about H-text! ...
Intrinsiq Support: Choosing the right School Management System for your school
Choosing the right School Management System for your school or university is a very important decision to make for any education provider as this is something that will affect everything from budgeting, to planning, to forecasting, to business data analysis, and most importantly, the customer journey. And it is for this reason that research and analysis play a key role in making this important dec...
How to Tuesdays - How to Create a Social Media Calendar
One of the things that we are constantly told by our clients when discussing social media strategy is that sometimes they refrain from posting consistently simply because they do not find enough time for it. Like everything else in life, some planning goes a very long way in getting things done effectively and efficiently. In today's 'How to Tuesdays' post, which is brough to us thanks to our part...
Environmental Resources Created for Teens, by Teens
IH World is ambitious that all IH schools will take positive actions to  protect our planet . A key part of this is raising awareness of environmental issues, and how better to do this than bring some of our own students together to generate content that will resonate with their peers around the world? The  IH Young Environmentalists Project  aimed to bring together young ...
SEO Friday - How to Think like an SEO Pro
Today's SEO Fridays post, which is, as usual, brought to us thanks to Korinne from KAIE Marketing focuses on how to gear our thoughts and frame of mind in order to think with our SEO cap on. Sometimes we write things in our blogs, or on our websites or in our ALT texts and META descriptions which do not sound "natural" and this is a big problem in SEO. Here's what Korinne has to say! ...
How to Tuesdays: How to Master Email Marketing
2020 has totally changed the way in which we communicate, and as a result, businesses in general have seen an increase in the number of email campaigns that they send out. This is mainly due to the fact that we missed communicating with our clients so much, that sometimes we felt the need to compensate for it...and in some cases this has even led to "over-compensation" in the form of spamming your...
ICEF Virtual America
ICEF Virtual Americas , the largest online networking event for international education professionals, is nearly here! 11th to 13th May 2021...Save the dates! Attended by 450+ North American education institutions, and worldwide study abroad agencies, our attendees represent hundreds of thousands of international students traveling to the Americas each year. Don’t miss this unique oppo...
Intrinsiq: The software solution for Guardianship Programs
The majority of the articles that we publish about Intrinsiq and what we do, are focused on how we can help education providers within the field of international education. The main reason being that Intrinsiq was specifically developed with the field of international education in mind. However, that does not preclude other programs which have evolved to use our system too.  Why does Int...
Keep.meSAFE Student Support Program scales up to meet demand
guard.me International Insurance (" guard.me ") has augmented its keep.meSAFE Student Support Program, specializing in mental health support, in response to an increased demand for service. keep.meSAFE supports 95 secondary and post-secondary institutions across Canada, helping over 300,000 students nationwide. From March 2020, there has been a 61 percent increase in clinical cases completed ...
How to Tuesdays: Loyalty and Resilience
Customer loyalty has always been an important factor in any marketing efforts out there. Of course, the pandemic has disrupted normality, and whilst some marketing efforts may be relevant later, loyalty and brand resilience are what can keep your business going. The three points mentioned below are simple. However, they require consistency and preparation. The positive part of it all is that it ke...
SEO Fridays - Google Reviews
In today's SEO Fridays post, Korinne Algie International Education Marketing explains the importance of Google Reviews and why we should reply to them. Apart from it being good customer care practice to do so, it also helps with SEO...So, all the more reason to pay attention! Contact Korinne on  k.algie@korinnealgie.com  for SEO that is tailor-made to your business. ...
ICEF: Women in International Education
This year, ICEF wanted to make a bit of a splash and celebrate the role of women within our industry. We sat down with five inspiring women, recognised for the hard work and success across the international education industry.  On a special webinar we posted on social media to celebrate International Womens' Day (8 March), Tiffany Egler spoke with Kaitlin Farris from Shorelight, Silvia D...
Dashboards made Simple (and customizable) with Intrinsiq
In Marketing, Dashboards are our go-to places for stats and info. The issue most schools face is that sometimes, one dashboard can either provide info which we are not interested in, or (and this is something we come across very often), schools might want their dashboard to provide specific info which only they are interested in. It is very difficult to have this kind of info when you go for an of...
IALC & Edvisor partner to launch Showcase Events
IALC and Edvisor, continuing to work together to help agency partners prepare for the months ahead. IALC and Edvisor are pleased to announce their plans for a series of Showcase Events that will focus on the destinations of IALC schools.  The webinars will help agencies with information about national Covid travel restrictions and quarantine laws, as well as focusing on the health and safe...
How to Tuesday - How to Succeed on LinkedIn
In last week's "How to Tuesday" post we looked at some tips on How to use Facebook successfully within the field of International Education. This week we are going to look at another platform - this time we are focusing more on B2B business by looking at LinkedIn. Here we go: Be Specific in your profile - Remember that LinkedIn is not a CV uploader. Although it is possible to upload you...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - What is Search Intent?
When it comes to optimizing our website and blog texts, it is always of utmost importance to include key words and phrases. But what key words and phrases should we include? How do we know what is right and what is not? In today's SEO Fridays post, Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing speaks to us about something which is known as "Search Intent". For any SEO-related questions, you can drop us a...
Web Portals made Simple with Intrinsiq
“Avoid crowded places.” “Maintain social distancing.” “Minimise contact.” Over the past year, these phrases have become all too familiar...and whether we like it or not, most school receptions tend to be areas where respecting these measures could potentially be an issue due to lack of space or too many people needing the same kind of info at the same t...
How to Tuesdays: How to succeed on Facebook
In today's 'How to Tuesdays' post we are going to look at some important tips on how to use one of the most popular social media channels - Facebook. Many of our members, be it schools, agents, or industry organisations, have a facebook account, however, the questions is: How many of them are using it properly and as they should? How many of them are maximising on the potential that Facebook has a...
Interviewing Maria Castro from My German Way
Yesterday afternoon, on the Schools & Agents Facebook Page, we had the pleasure of doing a live broadcast with Maria Castro from My German Way. MyGermanWay provides German language and culture training, career coaching and job placement for doctors, medical personnel, engineers and other professionals wanting to move to Germany. MyGermanWay was founded by Maria Castro and Ana Gomez to ...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - How to make your website load faster
We live in a world in which no one has time. This is reflected in our patience limits when it comes to waiting for websites whilethey load. It is a well-known fact that if a website doesn't load fast enough it is ranked lower by Search Engines, and on top of that, companies lose clients too. In today's SEO Fridays post, Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing speaks to us about the importance of havin...
FELTOM’s Reaction to New Measures in Malta
The recent spike in local coronavirus cases has been very concerning. While FELTOM welcomes the new measures introduced by the government to safeguard the nation, the closure of all educational facilities and in-person training has dealt yet another blow to our already struggling industry. Furthermore, the Central Visa Unit’s decision to temporarily suspend the issuance of visas for prosp...
Communication made Simple with Intrinsiq
In various aspects of business communication is key, and this is just as much the case when it comes to international students studying at your schools. Be it to notify them of any last minute changes to their classes or schedules, or to communicate with them in an emergency situation, or even to save time on sending and waiting for email, a rapid form of communication is definitely the way forwar...
How to Tuesday - Common Social Media Marketing Mistakes
Social Media Marketing is the art of knowing what type of content works on which channel in which region...and given how vast the world is and how many platforms there are, it is easy to get it wrong. In today's "How to Tuesday" post we will highlight some of the mistakes that schools and businesses tend to make when choosing to promote their service through social media. 1.  No social me...
MyGermanWay helps professionals find their way in Germany
German language and culture training, career counselling and job placement for talented individuals who wish to move to Germany Launched yesterday, MyGermanWay is an exciting new venture promoting and facilitating life in Germany for talented professionals. Founded by Maria Castro and Ana Gomez, MyGermanWay was born from their desire to help others enjoy the opportunities they both had as fo...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Page Speed
We live in a world in which we are constantly busy and never have the time to wait for anything. Do you ever get frustrated waiting for a page to load? What happens when you do? The likelihood is that you just close everything and move on. Did you ever stop to think about the fact that your slow-loading website could be costing you clients? In today's SEO article, Korinne Algie from tells ...
Accounting made Easy with Intrinsiq
Many school management systems focus on the areas of Bookings and Class Allocation, however, when it comes to Accounting a lot of schools use a variety of different systems which they would have probably started using when they first set up their businesses. For this reason, members of staff often complain that it can get quite complicated to do Bookings and Accounting separately since, in real li...
SEO Fridays: Optimising your Contact Page
It's Friday and once again Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing  is back with another important tip for you to achieve better SEO results. If you need more help with SEO, specifically for your business, just get in touch with Korinne on  korinne@korinnealgie.com  to schedule a call!   ...
Custom Reporting with Intrinsiq
Last week we spoke about the importance of student data, and this week’s article will also focus on data, however, we will tackle a different side to it. Anyone who is deep into the subject of Marketing would appreciate the value that data has in various aspects of our job. We use data when it comes to interpreting new and emerging trends; we use data when it comes to forecasting; we use dat...
How To be Seen on Social Media
It is Tuesday, so here's our  How-To post. Social Media Management and Content Creation for the International Education Industry is what we do at  BaiLogik , and we decided to put some tips together to help you create a better presence on different social channels. Take a look at the tips below and if you need more help get in touch with us : ...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Optimising your Homepage
SEO is always something that we hear people and companies talking about, but we never truly understand how important it is to Marketing unless we try it out ourselves. At Schools & Agents, we cannot recommend Korinne from KAIE Marketing enough. Her understanding of the international education industry combined with her deep knowledge of SEO is a truly winning formula for success. When it ...
Keeping track of Student info with Intrinsiq
Data is always valuable, and in a school environment this is extremely important. Think of a scenario where you have a student who has booked a course, excursions and accommodation with you; but from the moment when he or she books, to the moment when he or she arrives at the school, there are changes which are requested. And these changes involve people from different departments. Then, later on ...
Why attend ICEF Events
The international education sector is eagerly preparing for borders around the world to reopen, with millions of international students looking forward to embarking on their study journeys. To help the industry get ready and lay solid foundations for upcoming academic intakes, ICEF has run several successful virtual networking events, bringing together all the main actors, including: Educa...
How to Tuesdays: How to use Social Media in International Education
Yesterday evening we were very pleased to be part of a Lead5050 Webinar where we had the opportunity to speak about the importance of Social Media in International Education and to also look at some of the main pain points that our industry faces when it comes to using different social media channels. In this webinar we also highlighted the importance of content marketingand looked at various type...
SEO Friday - The Ranking Dilemma
Today's SEO Fridays article, which, as usual, is brought to us by the lovely Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing , focuses on another issue that a lot of businesses,not just in international education, but across the board, sometimes have. This is the issue of ranking. In business, we are all obsessed with ranking high in search engine searches, however, sometimes we end up doing things the wrong ...
SEO Training with Korinne Algie International Education Marketing
By now, I'm sure you're all familiar with  Korinne Algie International Education (KAIE) Marketing  thanks to the SEO Friday posts that we share with you every week. These posts have been very useful for us too, and they increased our interest in SEO for the International Education Industry. We firmly believe that it can make a significant difference in one's Marketing Strategy. Such co...
Customer Care Centre and Crisis Response Service: guard.meCARES keeps evolving
Every business, no matter their industry, will say they care about their clients. But how many truly have a customer-first outlook shared by every team member? Caring about our partners and insureds is truly at the heart of everything  guard.me  does. It’s more than a values statement; it’s who we are. So, when we decided to create a new model for customer care, it had t...
An inspirational partnership for teachers launched between, PRODIREKT and Verbalists, and UKLC and iteach
This past year has been a challenging one on many fronts. However, initiatives such as the one that has just been launched between PRODIREKT and UKLC highlight the resilience that characterizes the international education industry. In fact, the Verbalists Education & Language Network , which is owned by PRODIREKT , has forged a partnership with UKLC and its new project iteach in del...
Automatic Attendance Tracking with Intrinsiq
If there is one thing that has become the new norm in these past months, it’s the idea of social distancing and lack of contact. In a school environment, attendance can be a bit of a headache for school owners and teachers alike, however, at Intrinsiq , we’re pleased to offer you a contact-less and Covid-friendly system. How can Intrinsiq help? Intrinsiq allows  your te...
Virtual Education Fairs and Events are Recruiting Students Online
Recruitment has never been easier! VEF is organizing virtual education fairs and events in the international education world for 5 years and giving chance to meet and recruit students online. Gathering language schools, universities, colleges, high schools and service providers with prospective students in Turkey and all around the world, VEF presents a virtual experience for both particip...
How to Tuesdays: How to Write an Effective Article
Many schools tend to ask us about what they should include when submitting an article to be published on Schools & Agents. Therefore, today, we took the advice of Marketing gurus BaiLogik , and we decided to put some tips together in order to help you write better articles. So here's our suggestions: 1. Use Simple Words and Effective Topics Remember that this is not an English writi...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - The Truth about Keywords
Another Friday, another SEO post thanks to our International Education SEO guru Korinne, from KAIE Marketing . In this week's post we take a look at the importance of keywords in SEO. Here's what Korinne has to tell us about Keyword SEO. Don't forget that for any SEO related tips and questions you can get in touch with Korinne on korinne@korinnealgie.com ...
The Simon Greenall Award
Simon Greenall, OBE, friend of the global ELT community, passed away in September 2018  Simon described himself as traveller, writer, chef and full time friend. Many in the ELT community knew Simon through his publishing activities, his Presidency of IATEFL, his engagement with global issues in ELT, his training activities in many countries, and his friendship. You probably know of Simo...
Real Talk: The Importance of Conversation – Follow up
Today more than ever, action needs to be taken towards making positive changes within our well-being. Our current reality has presented the collective with the opportunity to pause, reevaluate life’s priorities, and highlight where in our lives we need to replenish. Through conversation we are provided the opportunity to exchange thoughts and ideas with others.  While we embrace conv...
Student Class Allocation with Intrinsiq
Classroom Allocation is something that the majority of schools around the world cannot wait to get back to. It is for this reason that we highly recommend taking a look at this really cool Intrinsiq feature which enables you and your members of staff to fill up your classes by the simple movement of dragging and dropping…..it’s just like playing a game! Setting it up Setting u...
How to Tuesdays: How to grow your YouTube channel
Social Media has been a key element in digital marketing, whatever the area of business is, for quite a while now. A trend that marketers around the world are observing is that users are moving closer towards the idea of video content. As far as video content goes, the most relevant search engine around the world is (still) YouTube. In today's "How to Tuesdays" post, which is brought to us by Bai...
SEO Fridays - The Realities of 2021
SEO Fridays brought to you by Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing  - Today's focus is on the realities of search results in 2021. What we once knew and worked for, may no longer be the case, 100%. This is exactly why, you should be following this spot, as we bring you up-to-date information on how your SEO efforts should be shifting. You can also get in touch with Korinne  who can give...
The benefits of having a fully-customizable School Management System
We’ve often mentioned that one of the advantages of Intrinsiq is that it is a fully-customizable School Management System. In today’s article we are going to delve deeper into this topic and look at all the reasons as to why this is an advantage. Good Value for Money While it is true that a fully-customizable system is not necessarily the cheapest option, we also want to draw you...
IH Study Abroad Online Workshops – February 2021
Following the success of the 2020 IH Study Abroad Online Workshops, International House World Organisation has the pleasure of hosting two more very special IH Study Abroad Online Workshops for agents in February 2021.  From Young Learner programmes to Language Plus courses we are excited about the options IH can offer you and your clients. IH schools are now teaching both live online less...
How to Tuesdays: How to Boost your Confidence
Whether you need it in your job, or your personal life, or in both, Confidence is a very important accessory for us all to wear at all times. Being confined to working from home for a good chunk of 2020, and in some cases still working from home nowadays too, we thought of sharing this post with you today in order to give you some tips on how you can boost your own confidence in the simplest of wa...
New International House Affiliate: IH Dusseldorf
International House World Organisation is proud to announce its first new affiliate for 2021! Welcome to  GoAcademy! Sprachschule Düsseldorf , now also International House Dusseldorf. In this interview with Director Michael Rönitz, we find out more about the school and why they decided to join the IH family.  How did it all start? Established in 1990, GoAcademy! Spra...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Auditing your SEO
Today's SEO tip, brought to us by Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing , is a very useful exercise for companies to do at the beginning of the year. We strongly suggest you take a look at the questions in the image here below and to get in touch with Korinne if you have any questions related to SEO. She is truly the best there is!! ...
IH OTTI now giving verifiable digital certificates
The IH Online Teacher Training Institute (IH OTTI) has started giving verifiable, digital certificates in order to make the post-course process more streamlined and secure for participants, as well as more environmentally friendly. After participants have finished their course and moderation has taken place (usually around 6 or 8 weeks, depending on the course), they will be sent a unique link ...
Accommodation Allocation Automatic Matching with Intrinsiq
While some schools and education providers within the field of international education are still doing manual homestay allocation, the Intrinsiq system has been developed to such an extent that it allows for students to be matched with the right family….automatically, at the click of a button. Doesn’t that sound magical? Data makes everything possible This kind of automated ma...
The BaiLogik 'How to Tuesdays' - How to use Branding
When it comes to businesses, even organisations within the field of international education, Branding is very useful to help your customers recognise you and to make you stand out. Branding covers areas such as colour schemes, fonts that you use, logos etc. In today's 'How to Tuesdays' post, which is sponsored by BaiLogik , we are going to take a look at how best to use branding in order to make...
IH InTuition to go Carbon Negative from 2021
IH InTuition  have taken the environmental bull by the horns, making the bold commitment to be carbon negative from 2021. This means they will more than offset the carbon emissions from their operations. For IH InTuition, international travel is a big driver of its carbon footprint. Students travel from their own country to a homestay location in the UK,  Ireland  or Malta, an...
SEO Fridays - Thin Content
This week in our  How-to Tuesday post we gave you some suggestions on how you can plan for a successful year ahead. One of the main points we mentioned was the importance of taking the beginning of the year as a chance to look at your channels and work on content. And, if you don't want to take our word for it, don't worry. KAIE Marketing is back with the weekly SEO-related posts and her ...
English UK launches roadmap to lead UK ELT to recovery
A roadmap for how UK ELT can rebuild lost trade after Covid-19 has been publicly launched by industry body English UK. Rebuilding the international market for UK English language teaching: a roadmap to recovery after Covid-19 was shared with stakeholders and English UK members shortly before the nation went into lockdown. The international market recovery roadmap proposes a wide campaign of...
Intrinsiq has NO student or user limit
Today’s article focuses on a very important feature for schools, universities and all education providers. We are referring to the student or user limit feature. It is a well-known fact that the majority of CRM providers on the market offer software types which have a payment structure per user. With Intrinsiq this is NOT the case. In fact, Intrinsiq has no limit on the number of users or ...
How to Prepare for the New Year
Today's post is brought to you by BaiLogik ; Schools & Agents' sister-company. In this  How-to Tuesday,  we aim to help you make the most of the start to 2021. Let's make this year count!   ...
How to Settle back into your routine, post-holidays!
2021 will bring about a change in our usual "How to Tuesdays" posts. In fact, from this year, these posts will be brought to you by BaiLogik . BaiLogik is a sister-company of Schools & Agents, and it focuses on Team Building, HR and Marketing. As a partner of Schools & Agents, BaiLogik will start sponsoring the "How to Tuesdays" posts in which we will be passing on info related to Market...
Be prepared for 2021 - Intrinsiq
2020 was full of surprises, and in more ways than one they were not always pleasant ones. So at the start of the new year, which we hope will be better for everyone in our industry, we are proposing a few ways in which you can make sure to stay on top of things and be prepared for the coming weeks and months. The right CRM can help you achieve more Why do we recommend Intrinsiq ? Here are ...
2020 - Over and Out!
As the sun gets ready to rise on the final day of 2020, I debated with myself long and hard about whether or not to write my usual "Happy New Year" post. Why? Well, simply because this year has been anything but happy. It has been stressful, full of anxiety, packed with hardships, full of doubt. But on second thoughts, I realised that it has also been a year that has brought out the true colours o...
SEO Fridays: Last Minute SEO
The festive season is here and  KAIE Marketing  is giving us some tips to prepare for it! No, we're not giving you our mince pies and Christmas logs recipes, but we are giving you another very important recipe that can help your Search Engine Optimisation even if you are having a bit of a shutdown during this time of year!   ...
The Launch of EdYouGallery TV
January 2021 will bring an exciting new project to life, which is a collaboration between Giovanni Rottura, Thomas Jones and Schools & Agents. This project will be called EdYouGallery TV and it will consist of frequent broadcasts via social media on a variety of Education related matters. Education providers and teachers from around the world are being encouraged to get in touch with us to dis...
IHWO's present for ALL Academic Managers and Trainers
In 2021, for the first time, the annual conference for IH Academic Managers and Trainers will take place online and we are delighted to take this opportunity to offer Academic managers and trainers who are not currently working in an International House school the chance to get a taste of some of the great talks we will have had for IH members. Now, more than ever, International House would lik...
Does your current CRM meet all your school’s requirements?
We’ve said this before and we’ll say it again….a CRM is a vital part of a school’s day-to-day organisation and planning, therefore, it is of utmost importance that your CRM matches the way you run your Academic department, your Marketing department, your Accommodation department, your Accounting department...and so forth. Having the right CRM for your school or universi...
SEO Fridays: 3 Key Things
In today's SEO Fridays post   KAIE Marketing , highlights the 3 things to look out for in 2021, in terms of SEO. These are: - User Experience - Mobile Optimisation - Accuracy Korinne is always happy to provide consultation on SEO, so please feel free to contact her directly, or speak to us, to put you in touch.   ...
LONDONIST DMC have been shortlisted for... Agency Team of the Year & Innovation of the Year
Londonist DMC are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for two more awards; for the Student Accommodation Awards 2020 in the categories Innovation of The Year and Agency Team of the Year! The Awards itself is taking place virtually next Wednesday 9th December and is organised by Property Week, who are well renowned within the PBSA sector. The nomination for “Agency Team of The ...
SEO Friday - Social Media SEO
Throughout this past week we have been posting daily tips on how to improve your social media management. Yesterday, we also had the pleasure of welcoming Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing , our SEO Guru, on our live broadcast, to talk about the importance of Social Media SEO. In case you missed it, you can re-watch the live broadcast here: On the left hand side, in the article image attach...
In case you've missed it, here's our Live Broadcast on Social Media SEO
Earlier on today we had a super interesting session over on our Facebook page where we had the pleasure of welcoming our long-term partner, and SEO guru Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing . The main focus of today's session was on Social Media SEO with a special focus on how to optimise your social media bio and content, as well as the latest Instagram feature which was actually released just two...
How to Tuesdays: How to Manage Social Media Content
As announced on our social media channels earlier on this week, over the next few days we will be sharing loads of tips on how to manage your social media more effiently. Today's 'How to Tuesdays' post will focus on How to Manage Social Media Content. We often receive messages from clients expressing their concern about what to post on social media channels. Sometimes they feel that they run ou...
The Intrinsiq Dashboards
On previous occasions you’ve heard us say that with Intrinsiq everything is possible at just the simple click of a button. In today’s article we are going to focus on how different teams within the school system can stay up to date and be able to view all the important details related to their specific department from one home tab. The Academics Department Intrinsiq provides an ...
SEO Friday - Fresh Content
In today's SEO Fridays post brought to you thanks to KAIE Marketing , our lovely friend Korinne talks about the importance of keeping the content on your website fresh and up to date. Check out our weekly SEO Tips and Tricks here every Friday, and do not hesitate to speak to Korinne for any SEO-related advice. There is truly no one better in the industry....tried and tested :) ...
Check out this ICEF Virtual Berlin Webinar on EdTech
If there is a term that rose to popularity throughout 2020 it's been the term "EdTech", otherwise known as new digital technologies. Three weeks ago, at Schools & Agents, we had the pleasure of attending the ICEF Virtual Berlin event and one of webinars that we really enjoyed attending during this event was specifically the one hosted by Martijn van de Veen from ICEF. Speaking about the imp...
How to Keep up Appearances on Social Media
Everyone is looking for better Customer Care - Here's how you can provide it!   1: Be present on all channels   Make sure you know which social media channels your target audience is present on, and be present there yourselves. From social media, to live chatting services, to email, to phone....if you tell your clients that you can be reached on these channels, make sure that...
SEO Fridays - Google Search Categories
Although Google is something we very likely have all come across, it still brings with it, mysteries yet to be discovered. What happens behind the scenes is what helps us create better content for better SEO rankings. In today's SEO Fridays post  KAIE Marketing explains how Google sorts searches into 3 categories. Sounds simple, right?! However, if you're not sure how to get started with yo...
In case you've missed it, here's our Live Broadcast with Merrick Prep School!
Yesterday we had the pleasure of welcoming the lovely Johanna Ziegler from Merrick Prep School on our Live Broadcast. During our very animated (also thanks to my two noisy dogs) conversation, we discussed the situation in Canada, what it's like for a student to attend a Private Boarding School in Canada, and also how Merrick Prep work with their agents and partners. So if you're interested in...
Intrinsiq Testimonial from Bright World Guardianships, UK
This week we are pleased to share with you what  Bright World Guardianships have to say about us and the experience they’ve had with Intrinsiq over the past years. By means of introduction, Bright World is a Boarding and Guardianships Education Provider that is based in the UK. Their relationship with Intrinsiq started over a decade ago! Speaking about this, Lana Foster who is the ...
How to Tuesdays: How to plan your Content Strategy
When it comes to content creation, one of the biggest struggels many seem to come across is to find the time create this content. We are all very busy focusing on sales and ROI, and we sometimes forget that content is a very important part of our Marketing Strategy. Like everything else in life, a little bit of planning goes a long way in helping us to be more efficient when it comes to our conten...
English UK appoints new chief executive
Jodie Gray has been appointed chief executive of English UK after taking over as interim leader in February 2020.  She said: “I’m humbled and honoured to be the Chief Executive of English UK. This is an endorsement of the English UK staff and the work that we have done together in support of the members and UK ELT and I want to acknowledge and thank every member of the tea...
Green Standard Schools
Green Standard Schools is a not-for-profit association that has been established in order to encourage the adoption of rigorous environmental standards across the language teaching sector. Our aims are: • To lessen the impact that language teaching has on the environment by developing a set of policies and practices that language teaching institutions and their stakeholders can adopt an...
SEO Fridays- Anchor Text in 2020
Today's SEO Fridays post, that is, as usual, brought to us by our favourite SEO guru and partner Korinne Algie from KAIE Marketing focuses on Anchor Text, which might be a familiar term to many of us, although we might not know exactly what it means and how it should be used. In this regard, Korinne is very kindly offering our readers some important FREE tips on what anchor text is, and how it c...
News from IHWO
International House World Organisation are very proud to present two very exciting pieces of news. The first is related to the Protect our Planet scheme which IHWO have recently launched. There was no hesitation for the IH Sustainability Badge to be awarded to  IH Rouen - French in Normandy. For many years IH Rouen have worked hard to protect the environment throughout their daily work a...
The Advantages of Student Portals - Intrinsiq
When we asked Intrinsiq about the biggest advantage of student portals, Jonas Farrugia, the Sales and Business Associate at Intrinsiq told us that, “these portals can help each student and teacher stay within their own bubble throughout their stay as they will have a ''virtual'' notice board with all the info they need to know.” In times like these, where safety comes first but where, ...
How to Tuesday: How to Improve your Networking Skills
If there is one thing that we've all missed in 2020 it's face to face networking. We work in a lively and dynamic industry, and networking is part of what makes it so lively and so dynamic, so it is normal that we are missing it. However, just because we cannot network face to face, does not mean that we have to hit the pause button on networking and wait until the pandemic is over before we can g...
Smart Classroom Management with Intrinsiq
Classroom Management can be a tricky discussion for some schools for various reasons: They might not know where to start from They might have started but it’s becoming too complex or too expensive They might be working with a CRM provider but are feeling restricted as to what they can and cannot do They might not know that a good CRM software is part of a good business strategy...
SEO Fridays: Content Length
In today's post,  KAIE Marketing  gives us information about the importance of content length for SEO and why  More is More! The SEO that Korinne does is industry-specific and that makes a whole lot of difference, especially since education travel is a very specific industry. We experienced this first-hand as explained in last week's post . So, if you're looking to improve you...
The ICEF Virtual Berlin 2020 - Our Personal Experience
I’m going to start from the very beginning and tell you all a little story that I’ve told countless partners and industry friends over the years...because it is a story I have fond memories of. 7 years ago, exactly on this day 7 years ago, I walked into the Intercontinental Berlin for the very first time. I had heard many things about the famous ICEF Berlin Workshop and from what peopl...
Day 2 at ICEF Virtual Berlin 2020
ICEF Virtual Berlin...a long-awaited event by many of us in the international education industry. Despite the social media memories of the face to face event, and despite knowing that meeting people in person would have been much nicer, we must say that this event is still one to remember, even in 2020! Efficient technology and top organisation is what's making this event a true success. We've had...
Welcome to Day 1 of the ICEF Virtual Berlin 2020 Workshop
None of us ever though that there would be a time when the whole international education industry wouldn't all meet in Berlin at the beginning of November. However, this year, for the first time ever, the ICEF Berlin workshop is taking place virtually instead of face to face like it normally does. Having said that, safety does come first, and it is certainly in the best interest of all participant...
SEO Fridays - Know your audience!
One of the things that we always insist on when we consult clients in the area of Marketing is that when they are looking for service providers to work with, they look for people who are specialised, not just in the topic, but also in the industry. Here we speak from experience. Before working with Korinne from KAIE Marketing we used to work with a company that is an expert in SEO....albeit not ...
Marketing Tip: “Be prepared for every eventuality, especially during a Crisis”, Intrinsiq
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that the Scout Motto of “Be Prepared” is more relevant now than ever before. “Disaster may strike when you least expect it, and it is important that schools are equipped with the right infrastructure to handle crisis situations”, Mark Milford, CEO of Intrinsiq , told us.  Consider this situation Schools are now open an...
How to Tuesdays: Writing more Effective Articles
On Tuesday we give you tips. And, today's are focused on how to write better articles, both for our platform and also for your blogs. Here we go: ...
LanguageCert SELT: Global network further expands having reached full Permit to Operate (PTO) status
LanguageCert, in partnership with PeopleCert and Prometric®, has been awarded a full Permit to Operate (PTO) for the provision of SELT exams. The PTO, issued by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) means that a further 41 global locations are now approved to provide SELT exams, making a total of 159 UKVI approved SELT Centres around the world. With Centres based in Africa, Asia, Oceania, t...
SEO Fridays: Longtail Keywords
Our SEO post is back, this time focusing on Longtail Keywords.  Korinne from Korinne Algie International Education Marketing  explains why these are important when you're working on your SEO. For more information and help with an SEO-strategy, get in touch with Korinne on  korinne@korinnealgie.com   ...
Marketing Tip: “Use this time to look at what Service Providers offer to make the best decision”, Intrinsiq
Observation and Internal Analysis are an important element in Marketing….and there’s no better time than the present to do this. Right now most schools are not very busy with students due to the current global situation, and it is a very wise decision to use this time to look at what services your school needs, what you are currently making use of and to also compare what’s on t...
EduSA Schools Cautiously Optimistic as Borders Re-open for International Travel
After nearly seven months of uncertainty, international students are finally able to enter South Africa to take up study programmes, as South Africa re-opened its international borders on 1 st October 2020. The English language centres of Education South Africa (EduSA) were forced to close their doors in March due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, EduSA, in conjunction with the Sou...
International House opens in Byron Bay and the Gold Coast
We are delighted to announce the opening of two new International House schools in Australia in Byron Bay and the Gold Coast in 2021!  The new schools are part of the  IH Sydney Training Services  group which has schools in Sydney, Bondi Beach, Darwin and Melbourne. With 14 newly renovated classrooms, IH Gold Coast will be opening for English language teaching on January 4th, ...
SEO Fridays: Google Optimisation for Bing
It's Friday so as always we're bringing you our specialised SEO tips for the international education industry. TGIF! In today's SEO Fridays post, Korinne from Korinne Algie International Education Marketing answers the questions:  Does my Google Optimisation work for Bing? Scroll down to get your answer, and if you need help with SEO, Korinne is your go-to person. Contact her on &nbs...
Live Broadcast with IH World
Early this afternoon we had the pleasure of chatting to Giuliana and Lucy about the latest virtual IH workshop which took place on the 12th and 13th October, as well as a new environmentally-friendly initiative that IH have recently launched called 'Protect the Planet'. However, we will speak about this in further detail in our next live broadcast with IH World, so stay tuned to this space for the...
How to Tuesdays: How to handle Remote Team Building (Part 2)
Last week, thanks to our partners BaiLogik , we gave you some tips on how to maintain employee motivation and engagementhigh, especially during these stressful times for our industry. We believe that team building activities are extremely important in this regard. Therefore, today we are going to share with you another list of virtual activities that the team at BaiLogik can help you organise....
What to look for when choosing a CRM for your school - Intrinsiq
Choosing the right CRM for your school or university is a very important decision to make for any education provider as this is something that will affect everything from budgeting, to planning, to forecasting, to business data analysis, and most importantly, it will play a vital role in the customer journey especially when we speak of integrated booking forms, classroom planning and accommodation...
The 9th ELT Malta Virtual Conference comes to a close
The 9th ELT Malta Conference is being held virtually this year over a period of 3 days, from the 8th until the 10th of October 2020. The theme chosen for this year’s conference was “Teaching in Challenging Times”, and this in line with the challenges that the international education industry has faced this past year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The three-day virtual event saw th...
International House World Organisation leads IH network to “Protect our Planet”
We all know that the activity of us human beings has a significant impact on the environment. We are polluting the atmosphere and rivers and seas, cutting down forests and ruining unspoilt habitats, dumping plastics into the oceans and causing climate change through the generation of greenhouse gasses. The effect of all this is the extinction of countless species of flora and fauna, extreme wea...
SEO Fridays - Link Health Check
One of the more traditional ways for a website to improve its SEO is to insert external links. However, one should be very careful when doing this because ranking will also depend on the quality of these links. In today's SEO Fridays post, our SEO guru Korinne from Korinne Algie International Education Marketing speaks to us about this topic. If you have any SEO related questions do not hesit...
guard.meCARES about World Mental Health Day
Each of us can contribute to reducing the stigma around mental health. Join us on October 10th, World Mental Health Day. ...
Eaquals supports members with Guidelines for Online Provision
In order to assist Eaquals members with their response to the online and blended learning operational context Eaquals have drawn up a list of the current Eaquals standards and indicators which are particularly relevant to quality online provision. These guidelines were made available to members last month. The list is intended to guide Eaquals members to establish a quality framework for online...
The 9th ELT Malta Virtual Conference
Like many other conferences and events in our industry, the 9th ELT Malta Conference is being held virtually this year. The event is open to English Language teachers in Malta and it will be held over a period of 3 days, from the 8th until the 10th of October 2020. The theme chosen for this year’s conference is “Teaching in Challenging Times”. Like in previous years, the confe...
Interviewing Christina Furtado from guard.meCARES about the upcoming Metal Health Awareness Day
This afternoon we had the pleasure of interviewing Christina Furtado from guard.meCARES about the upcoming Metal Health Awareness Day. On October 10th, World Mental Health Day, guard.meCARES are hosting a webinar that aims to raise awareness of mental health issues and provide participants with a better understanding of mental health. Each of us can contribute, our goal is to ensure participant...
Intrinsiq Testimonial - MC Academy
Sometimes the best kinds of recommendations come from people who have been using a product or service. It is for this reason that, at Intrinsiq , we’ve turned to our clients and partners so that you hear what they have to say about us. In this interview with Harriet Burleigh, who is the Administration Manager at MC Academy in Manchester, we spoke about the type of service that they receive...
How to Tuesdays: How to handle Remote Team Building (Part 1)
Team Building is known to be an extremely important factor in employee motivation and engagement. Our partners at BaiLogik are experts in this field, and it is for this reason that today they are sponsoring a guest post on how they can help you organise you next virtual or remote team building sessions, and help boost your employee morale especially as our industry is going through challenging t...
If you missed our Live Broadcast with The Network Plus, here it is again!
Last Friday, Schools & Agents together with our partners from fRilingue and EDEX, had a lively Facebook Live broadcast on what we do at The Network Plus, and how we plan to stay in touch with you while we wait to, hopefully, meet you face to face on the Swiss Slopes again in March 2021 :) Here's the recording of our broadcast in case you missed it. We would also like to invite you to p...
SEO Fridays - URL Best Practice
Today's SEO weekly post, that is brought to you by KAIE Marketing , focuses on the importance of paying the right attention to URL and URL creation, as this is another important aspect related to how your website ranks in Google (and other) searches. Let's take a look at what Korinne has prepared for us today, and in the meantime, if you have any SEO-related questions, do not hesitate to cont...
Integration with Intrinsiq is a piece of cake!
It is totally understandable that schools have current systems running in place, and that, as much as possible, they wouldn’t want to change absolutely everything when migrating from one CRM to the other. It is for this reason that we have come up with this important article about various kinds of software that can easily be integrated with Intrinsiq. Jotforms Intrinsiq can integrate w...
Education Export Center launches its first magazine
Education Export Center is a Russian non-profit organization that works on bringing together the best forces of Russian and international education to contribute to boosting the number of international students coming to Russia. We serve to building export capacity of Russian universities, promoting recruitment opportunities in Russia among world's leading education consultants and agenc...
How to Tuesdays: How to communicate with agents
Today's 'How to Tuesdays' post is especially dedicated to schools and the different methods that they use in order to get their message across to agents. Whenever schools sign up as members on Schools & Agents they often ask about the availability of the agents list. We always like to make it clear that even though ALL agent profiles will be visible once the school becomes an activated member,...
EdYOUfest is pleased to announce its FREE Double Decker Event
EdYOUfest is happy to present the next - Double Decker - Event which will be held on the 5th October 2020. The Double Decker Event will feature famous industry teacher trainers Dorothy Zemach and Lonny Gold The topics of the CPD will be as follows: - Teacher Resilience in Difficult Times - Working with the Brain instead of Against It Teachers may register for free on this event by fo...
guard.me - Sheridan’s CMTP launches 2020 season with $1 million donation
The Canadian Music Theatre Project at Sheridan College is proud to announce its 2020 lineup of new musicals. Almost A Full Moon, burden of proof, and Living the Dream will be workshopped over the next five weeks by Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance Class of 2021. This year, CMTP is also delighted to announce the creation of the Keith & Sharon Segal Fund for ...
The IH - Selling Online Courses - Conference
What do customers really want when it comes to taking an online course? This very important question is something language schools around the globe are trying to answer right now. At International House, we always like to ask ourselves questions and investigate topics which are of interest to our members. For this reason, this year we organised our very first Selling Online Courses Conference, whi...
SEO Fridays - SEO for YouTube Part 3
Over the past weeks we, together with Korinne from KAIE Marketing , have brought to you articles about the importance of optimising your YouTube videos in the correct manner in order to improve your SEO all together.  Let's take a look at what Korinne has prepared for us today, and in the meantime, if you have any SEO-related questions, do not hesitate to contact Korinne by checki...
How to Tuesdays: How to keep Creative Juices flowing in the office
How many of you feel stuck from time to time? How many of you spend hours looking at your office's ceiling hoping that some form of inspiration would miraculously seep through the walls? In today's "How to Tuesdays" post we will be focusing on some tips that might help you keep those creative juices flowing in your office! It's good for you, it's good for your team, and it's especially good for yo...
SEO Fridays: SEO for YouTube Part 2
Following on from last week's post ,  KAIE Marketing continues to tell us more about SEO for YouTube, this week. Korinne will have more tips on this next week, but if you need help in the meantime, she is always here for you! You can reach her by checking out her website  here , or by emailing her on  k.algie@korinnealgie.com   ...
ICEF Berlin 2020 to be held as a virtual event
When we announced ICEF Berlin 2020 as a hybrid event earlier this year, we made it clear that our number one priority is, and always will be, delegate safety. With COVID-19 case numbers in decline at that time, and positive guidance received from the German health authorities, we felt that it would be right to bring the international education community together once again in person this November....
The guard.meCARES Campus Ambassadors Program
In our most recent interview with Jesse Poulin from guard.meCARES we spoke about the company’s dynamic Campus Ambassadors Program which brings together campuses across Canada and students from across the globe.  Who are the Campus Ambassadors? Anyone attending a higher education institution in Canada can be one, and the role of Campus Ambassadors is to actively promote the guard...
Intrinsiq - Software made Simple
When it comes to School Management systems, at Intrinsiq we’ve really gone out of our way to simplify things as much as possible, so that in most cases, most of the data that you need to input or retrieve, can be accessed at the click of a button. On top of that, Intrinsiq is a cloud-based system and this has been the case for many years. In today’s article we are going to look at how ...
How to Tuesday: How to motivate and engage your employees
In today's 'How To Tuesdays' post we chose to focus on something that we feel is very important in every company - be it a school, an agency, or any other type of business. This is the topic of motivation and engagement, and basically we like to describe it as the art of getting things done in a company. Here are some tips that we are proposing... We have chosen to focus on the four options a...
Online Workshop with Canada and USA Schools
Looking for an opportunity to connect directly with Admissions and Enrollment Representatives from private, boarding, and preparatory schools in Canada and the US in one day? Join Prepskills online September 19 for Virtual PrepConnect- an online event that brings together admissions and enrollment representatives, education influencers and experts, and families. You can hear from and connect di...
SEO Fridays: SEO for YouTube
With YouTube ranking as one of the top search engines out there, it is clear that some SEO efforts need to go into content preparation for this channel. This week,  KAIE Marketing has brought to us the first part of what we need to know about improving our YouTube SEO. If you need any SEO tips, Korinne is always here to help. You can reach her by checking out her website  here , o...
Londonist partners with iQ Student Accommodation
Londonist is very excited to announce their partnership with iQ Student Accommodation! The team at Londonist has been hard at work over the past few months to ensure that, now travel is possible again, they can bring the BEST choice of student accommodation in London to their clients and what better way in doing this then by partnering with a well renowned company – iQ Student Accommodati...
QR Code Attendance tracking
“Social Distancing”, “Lack of contact” and “Sanitization” have become the New Phrases of 2020, and as such, education providers around the globe are constantly wrecking their brains to find out new and efficient ways to continue following their day-to-day protocols at school, whilst, at the same time, respecting these safety measures. As far as attendance tracki...
Frontliners and healthcare workers are shown appreciation through free scholarships with Verbalists
If there is one thing that 2020 has taught us, it’s that “No man is an island”. And if there is one organization in Education Travel that understands this concept, it is definitely Verbalists Education , a fast growing language network, with more than 4,000 foreign language teachers supporting it, who, together with British LAL Language Centres (LAL), are excited to offer 2 sch...
SEO Fridays - The importance of site security and SEO
This week's SEO post, which is always brought to us by KAIE Marketing focuses on site security, which some of us might take for granted, but which is really important both in terms of the reputation of our website, and therefore our brand, and also in terms of our SEO. Check out what Korinne has to say about all of this here. And remember, that if you need any SEO tips, Korinne is your go-to ...
Interviewing Jesse Poulin about the Campus Ambassadors Program that falls under the guard.meCARES platform
This afternoon (or morning if you're based in Canada like Jesse and the majority of the guard.me team) we had the pleasure of interviewing Jesse Poulin, who is responsible for the Campus Ambassadors Program that falls under the guard.meCARES platform.  Throughout this live broadcase, which you can view in the link below or on all the Schools & Agents social media channels, in cas...
“Schools can have all student info stored in one place” - Intrinsiq
Many schools have systems that keep student info stored in one place, however, problems arise whenever there is some form of miscommunication between the student and the school and backdated emails need to be tracked down for verification. Intrinsiq makes sure that schools get to store ALL their student data in one place, and that also includes correspondence that took place prior to booking. ...
Live Broadcast with Andy Harrison from LanguageCert
Andy Harrison introduces LanguageCert Awarding Organisation, LanguageCert English language qualifications and the Online exams that allow candidates to take their exam from the convenience of their home or office. Explore LanguageCert in this very interesting interview! ...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Image SEO
In today's SEO post, Korinne from KAIE Marketing speaks to us about another very important topic. When it comes to optimising websites we tend to focus mainly on our text and ignore the images. However, images need to be optimised too, and by this we mean that they need to be the right size, for example. Check out what Korinne has to say about all of this here. And remember, that if you need any...
Inputting group data has never been easier with Intrinsiq
Whenever we talk about Intrinsiq , we always focus on the fact that the software is easy to maneuver and that many things can be done at just the click of a button. When it comes to data inputting, Intrinsiq is, once again, the go-to CRM for efficiency and ease-of-use. In fact, when entering group info, the Intrinsiq system splits these up into the Expected Students, Leaders and Others. ...
How to Tuesdays: How to work with Agents in International Education
This week's How to Tuesday post is going to be slightly different from our usual format. We normally pick a topic and create an infographic related to that topic based on our experience. This week the topic we've selected is "How to work with Agents in International Education" and instead of an infographic we are going to share with you the video of a webinar that we gave last week in collaboratio...
SEO Fridays: Off-Page SEO
SEO Fridays is back and this week  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing tells us about off-page SEO. Not sure what that is? Keep reading and get in touch with Korinne on k.algie@korinnealgie.com  for more SEO-related help. ...
English UK urges industry to share and sign its business rates petition
English UK’s campaign to get business rates relief granted to all ELT centres has taken a new step with the official launch of the Parliamentary petition we requested over two months ago. Jodie Gray, interim CEO of English UK, said: “It’s taken over two months to be officially accepted as a Government petition, but this week our plea for business rates relief to be granted to ...
Announcing ICEF Berlin 2020: The leading networking forum and first hybrid event of the international education industry
After the resounding success of ICEF’s first virtual event, ICEF Virtual ANZA earlier this month, we are pleased to confirm that the 25th edition of ICEF Berlin will be held from November 1 to 3, 2020 as our first ever hybrid event. Delegates will join us in person at the Intercontinental Hotel, as well as simultaneously online for participants around the world. Spread over 3 da...
“Classroom and Academics Management do not have to be a nightmare any more”- Intrinsiq
When it comes to classroom management, the main users are the teachers and staff, and in some cases, students. It is probably the area of the CRM that is used the most and by the largest number of users. It is for this reason that, at Intrinsiq , we’ve made sure that everything functions simply, yet effectively and efficiently. Classroom Management Problems faced by Academic Staff Wh...
ICEF Webinar: LATAM - reaction to COVID-19 and opportunities as a competitive academic destination
Join us for ICEF's upcoming webinar, where representatives of the international education industry from Latin America will discuss  the region's reaction to COVID-19 and the opportunities it has as a competitive academic destination. This webinar will take place on the 24th of August at 11am COT (Bogotá/Lima), 9am PDT (Los Angeles, Vancouver), 12pm EDT (New York, Toronto), 5pm BST (L...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Creating Title Tags that get clicked
In today's SEO Friday's post, Korinne, from Korinne Algie International Education Marketing speaks to us about the importance of title tags for SEO. Take a look at the tips and tricks below and stay tuned for more weekly SEO updates. Korinne Algie International Education Marketing offers top-quality marketing and communications services to the international education community. ...
Check out our LIVE Broadcast with Londonist this afternoon
This afternoon we were pleased to welcome Umang Gandecha and Dinara Suleimanova from the Londonist team to our live broadcast. During this stream we spoke about the latest developments at Londonist and we went into detail in terms of international student wellbeing in the Londonist residences, especially in relation to staying safe, social distancing and social interaction. We also discussed ...
How To Tuesdays: Getting more Visibility on Schools & Agents
In today's  How to Tuesdays we'd like to share some information about additional/top-up services that we have developed over time, to help all of you get more visibility amongst our followers. We always insist on the importance of being present on social media and on third party websites, because this is where your customers and business partners are. The services explained below can hel...
Intrinsiq offers flexible payment schemes to help schools
At Intrinsiq we often mention the fact that we really do try our best to listen to our clients and their needs. Over the past months we have spoken to various schools who have expressed a solid interest in us due to  the fact that we are Cloud-based . Some of the most popular services requested have been fully integrated Online Booking Forms , and also efficient Homestay Management and...
guard.me Campus Ambassador Program Honoured with Prestigious Award Nomination
Connecting student leaders across Canada, guard.me has been named PIEoneer Award finalist for its Campus Ambassador Program. Students living away from home for the first time have a myriad of new skills to learn and obstacles to contend with – even more so for international students adjusting to a new culture and language. That’s why  guard.me International Insurance , ...
ATTN: Schools and Teachers!! Giveaway alert!!
As proud partners and sponsors of the EdYOUfest 2020, we are happy to give 10 lucky teachers a free pass to this year's EdYOUfest ! So if you are in education...whether you are a language teacher, a mainstream language teacher, a higher language education provider....just drop us a line here and the first 10 teachers who get in touch will get a free pass. The 2020 EdYOUfest Dates : 17th...
In case you've missed it, here's our Live Broadcast!
Today the Schools & Agents team braved the world wide web and went online to stream our own Live Broadcast since we started doing these back in April. In our live broadcast, which I must admit was more difficult and nerve-wrecking than a live broadcast with a school, an agent or an organisation, we spoke about various topics related to how Schools & Agents has been handling the past few mo...
SEO Fridays: Meta Descriptions
And for today's SEO Tips & Tricks  KAIE Marketing  is telling us more about meta descriptions and how to use them.  As always Korinne can be reached on  k.algie@korinnealgie.com  for more SEO-related help. One final point...Here's a shoutout to KAIE Marketing, as yesterday was their second birthday! Congratulations!! ...
How has guard.me been supporting staff, students and friends throughout the pandemic?
guard.me is known in the international education industry for being the organisation that always cares about the wellbeing of its partners, and the Covid19 situation has been a real test for us all in this industry. And as always, guard.me was there to support everyone - from members of staff, to students, to partners - thanks to a series of mental wellness webinars. During the live broadcast tha...
Why is it important for Schools to have good Online Booking Forms?
How many of you, schools, have online booking forms that you use for direct bookings? How efficient are these online booking forms, and are they connected to your school’s main database? As a school, do you have a system in place which enables you to track potential students? Can you track those who started filling out your online form and then stopped at one point during the process? Does y...
How to Tuesdays: How to Identify your Unique Selling Points (USP's)
In conversations that we have with schools, agents and service providers alike, the topic of USP's or Unique Selling Points often comes up and it is quite shocking to find out that people in our industry still sometimes struggle to come up with what their USP's are. When asking schools about their USP's, we often get replies such as " our teachers are all qualified "; or " we have amazing cours...
The second IH Study Abroad Online Workshop
Following the success of the  first two IH Study Abroad Online Workshops that took place in June , International House World Organisation held two more online workshops in July for IH schools and study abroad agents to meet. On July 28 th  and 29 th , we were joined by representatives from 24 IH schools who had the opportunity to meet with more than 30 agents from countries incl...
SEO Fridays: Jargon
If all the search engine optimisation jargon has got you confused, look no further.  KAIE Marketing  is here to explain in understandable terms! For any SEO-related services, feel free to get in touch with us or directly with Korinne on  k.algie@korinnealgie.com . ...
Intrinsiq’s Support and Implementation Strategy: “We will hold your hand throughout the whole process”!
When working with any service provider, be it in terms of CRM, or any other services that you might require, we always stress on the importance of smooth communication between provider and client, not just at the beginning, but throughout the whole process - from when the client engages with the provider, right until the moment of launch; and even post-launch. That way client satisfaction is ens...
IALC & Edvisor launch combined agency Virtual Roadshows across 2020-21
IALC is very pleased to announce that their exclusive partnership with Edvisor, the leading technology provider in the education travel industry, has taken an exciting next step through the launch of a series of IALC & Edvisor Virtual Roadshows over the next 12 months. For nearly 40 years, IALC has been accrediting independent language centres and, as one of the leading Associations in th...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Optimising your Instagram
Would you like to use Instagram for your company account but you're not sure where to start? No worries!  KAIE Marketing  and Schools & Agents are here to help. Remember that if you have any SEO related questions, feel free to get in touch with Korinne on  k.algie@korinnealgie.com . ...
How to make the most of your S&A membership
Today's "How to Tuesdays" post is dedicated to our memberships. We would like to share with you some tips on how to make the most of your subscription with us. Having said that, if you prefer to have a more focused chat about your specific membership, or about how your organisation can benefit from being registered with S&A, do not hesitate to contact us, and we'll be more than happy to organi...
Intrinsiq goes Live this coming Thursday!!
Join Intrinsiq as they go live on the Schools & Agents social media this coming Thursday at noon CEST. Mark Milford and Jonas Farrugia will both be present during this live discussion to talk about the new updates, how we are helping schools to adapt to the new normal and also to discuss some of the main CRM-related school pain points. The discussion will cover the following topics: ...
Eaquals runs successful online AGM & unveils plans for year ahead
The Eaquals 2020 online AGM took place on 9th July and welcomed Julie Wallis as incoming Trustee and Thom Kiddle who will serve a second term as Vice Chair on the Eaquals Board of Trustees. Executive Director, Lou McLaughlin, provided an overview of the projects and developments over the last 12 months. The current frameworks have been developed to provide a German version for the current Eaqua...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - The importance of ALT Text on Social Media
As many of you might have noticed, every time we upload images on to our social media channels, we get asked whether we want to add an ALT text. Unfortunately, this step is sometimes ignored by businesses, and that is a big mistake. Check out this infographic below brough to you by KAIE Marketing and Schools & Agents, to find out why adding an ALT text is a necessary and important step whene...
Londonist DMC adding to their portfolio of London Residences
Londonist is very excited to announce that they have 4 new residences in London! Being an award-winning student accommodation agency, they understand the different living needs and wants of their students. That’s why they are constantly always on the lookout to expand their fast-growing portfolio. So, whether their students’ top preference be location, on-site amenities or room siz...
Keeping up with the Trends with Intrinsiq
Interpreting data is very often a laborious and time-consuming task, and frankly not a very welcome one, especially when this has to be added to a long to-do list that our friends in schools have. At Intrinsiq , we are pleased to inform you that this laborious task can just be changed to a simple “click of a button” thanks to the powerful features of the Intrinsiq platform. Agent ...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - The importance of Google Analytics
In Digital Marketing in general, Google Analytics is a very useful tool in helping businesses to collect data and metrics. This would, in turn, help such businesses to plan their marketing campaigns better and more efficiently. So if you don't have Google Analytics yet, make sure to get it!! This tip was brought to you by our SEO expert Korinne Algie from  KAIE Marketing . Remember&...
What makes Intrinsiq better than other CRM providers?
In today’s article we are going to look at various aspects that make the Intrinsiq platform  stand out as a management tool in education management. Below we shall be reviewing some key points which, in our opinion, are the reason we believe Intrinsiq is the best CRM choice for education providers in our industry. So why Intrinsiq? - Intrinsiq is cloud-based and constantly ...
How to Tuesdays: Employee Engagement
Employee Engagement is defined as the discretionary effort that an employee will give to the company and his/her team. It is always important to have these employees as it results in more loyalty and less turnover. Now, after a worldwide pandemic, having engaged employees is essential and it is our job to help each other get there. Here are some suggestions on how you can do that: ...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - What Should I do First?
Getting your head around SEO can be overwhelming, so our SEO expert Korinne Algie from Korinne Algie International Education Marketing  is here to help. Today we're focusing on where to start and what to focus on most. Check out what Korinne has to say about this below. Also remember that if you have any SEO related questions, feel free to get in touch with Korinne on  k.algie@kori...
Did you know that some schools still use CRM systems which are not on Cloud?
Schools often tell us that they would love to have a cloud-based system  to manage the day-to-day running of their school efficiently...and we totally agree with them. Cloud based systems are highly efficient and also effective for a variety of reasons including increased capacity, scalability, functionality, as well as reduced maintenance and cost for computer infrastructure or members of s...
How to Tuesdays: How to create a good website
Website creation is not only a technical job, it is also a very customer-focused one. And it is for this reason that today we are compiling a list of important aspects that we think you should take into consideration if you are thinking of changing your website or even of updating it.  If you have any questions about this whole concept, or about any one of the points we mention, do not hes...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
As is our tradition, on Friday we stop to look at some important and effective SEO tips with our industry SEO expert Korinne Algie from Korinne Algie International Education Marketing . Today's focus is on how frequently we, as companies, need to take care of our SEO. Just like going to the doctor for regular check ups is a highly recommended routine for our health and wellbeing, so are regular ...
Welcome to the Intrinsiq Newsletter
At Intrinsiq we are pleased to announce that as of the end of June we will be sending out a monthly newsletter to all of our clients and followers. This will be a way to stay in touch with you more regularly and also to keep you up to date with our services, promotions and any special offers that we launch from time to time. In this newsletter we will also be sharing various tips and tricks on ...
English UK announces summit to discuss and begin industry post-Covid recovery
How will the UK’s ELT industry recover and rebuild after Covid-19? To support and lead the way, English UK has announced a groundbreaking summit so members and international partners can share expert insight and discuss individual opportunities in 1-2-1 meetings. Tim Barker, English UK’s business development director, said: “As the UK moves out of lockdown, we and our membe...
How to Provide Better Customer Care
Customer Care has always been an essential part of every business, yet so many tend to let many things slide when it comes to this area. There's no nice way of putting such shortcomings, but to say that it's wrong! Now more than ever, taking care of customers is the least you can do. Just like the rest of us, our customers have dealt with tough times, and the fact that they've chosen your services...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
Today's post focuses on another important topic that many companies often inquire about - and that is how to get quality backlinks. We all know that backlinks are super important for SEO, but the difficult seems to be on how to get good links. Today Korinne, from KAIE Marketing, speaks to us about how to attract quality backlinks. Korinne Algie International Education Marketing  offers to...
International House World Organisation launches IH Online Promise
International House World Organisation is known for its excellent teaching standards and quality commitment to all students in IH schools around the world. When affiliating to IHWO, International House schools commit to meeting detailed quality charters that they are inspected against regularly. This means creating interactive and engaging lessons that help students progress and communicate and...
Quality English announces partnership with Macmillan Education
QE is delighted to announce a new corporate partnership with Macmillan Education which is designed to bring additional exclusive benefits to its licensed schools and colleges. The collaboration includes weekly webinars from academic experts on a wide range of topics as well as the new QE Digital Awards and weekly drop-in sessions for QE schools. The webinar topics so far have been “Making...
How to Tuesdays: How to grow your YouTube channel
YouTube is one of the most used search engines in international education, and unfortunately many schools and agencies in our industry either do not have an account, or do not use it well. There are various ways in which you can populate your YouTube channel with good quality content, and content that increases your number of subscribers. In today's infographic we look at merely 4 ways, however, t...
“What if we ask YOU what you’d like?” - Intrinsiq
Many countries around the world have finally started getting the green light to reopen their schools following the Coronavirus nightmare. Many schools have had to adapt to a new normality and, over the past few weeks and months, have implemented new systems into the day-to-day running of their schools, which might now become obsolete. At Intrinsiq , we would like to make the transition to a new ...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
When it comes to SEO, we are often told by people (sometimes people who consider themselves to be pros in the field), that SEO is all about paying for traffic or backlinks. This, along with some other practices discussed in the infographic below, is considered to be very harmful and that it, indeed, does more harm than good. It is for this reason that we always recommend discussing your SEO with i...
IH Study Abroad Online Workshops
Who says that during Covid-19 we can't have a live Study Abroad Workshop? Social distancing, face masks, travel restrictions? Not a problem! With great enthusiasm from both agents and IH schools, on the 3rd and 4th June we had the pleasure of organising our very first International House Study Abroad Online Workshops. We were joined by representatives from 24 IH schools, who had the chance to m...
Did you know that some schools still do paper registers?
Attendance is a key element in the day-to-day running of a school. It keeps track of where the students are, how many classes they attend, whether they can move up a level or not, how much of the syllabus they’ve completed...and in general, the level of commitment of any particular student, which very often determines whether or not they get a certificate at the end of their stay at the scho...
How to Tuesdays: How to get ready for the "New Normal"
We're all dying to get back to normal. But what will the new normal be like? Will it be like the old normal? We think not. And for this reason, today we've decided to dedicate our "How to Tuesdays" post to giving you some tips on what to take into consideration when planning for the "new normal". ...
We are ready to move forward with you!
Various countries have started announcing the day when they will open up their airports. Schools are making the necessary arrangements to adjust to the new normality and to start welcoming students back to their schools. A semblance of normality is beginning to show its face, and light at the end of a long tunnel is beginning to appear again.   Throughout all this, at Schools ...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
Today's SEO tip is related to a question that clients often ask us: "Why is a 'google-my-business' listing important?" Today, our SEO guru Korinne Algie from Korinne Algie International Education Marketing answers this very same question. Here you go...and remember that if you have any SEO-related questions, get in touch with Korinne, and have a chat with the expert herself!  Korinne Algie...
Robin Adams leads new IALC Board
IALC is delighted to announce that the Association has elected Robin Adams, President of CES North America, as its new President. Robin, who previously served as Vice-President for Marketing, leads an international Board of Directors drawn from IALC Member Schools across seven countries. Reflecting upon being named President of IALC, Robin said: “I am honoured to have the opportunity to c...
The 2020 Version of the IH Study Abroad Workshop kicks off!
2020 will forever go down in history as the year which revolutionized the way we do business. But at we always say, our industry is a dynamic one and if there is someting that we will never do, that is 'giving up'. Back in March we might have thought that the virus would kill our business, but instead we have managed to think outside the box and managed to stick to our plans....even if that meant ...
How to Tuesdays: How to use Branding
Branding is your company's identity kit. It is what sets you apart from everybody else....and in an industry that depends very much on online promotion, branding is a very important aspect that, unfortunately, sometimes tends to get ignored.   Send us a message on bernice@schoolsandagents.com so that we can help you showcase who your company really is!! ...
Did you know… some Schools still do Manual Home Stay Allocation?
Many schools offer homestay accommodation as one of their options for when students book courses at their school. This is still a very popular choice among students mainly because living with a host family not only allows the student to have a home away from home, but also to continue practising the language even once classes are finished and also to learn about the culture and gastronomy of the c...
LanguageCert SELT Exams for UK Visas & Immigration - Re-opening of SELT centres
As of 1 June 2020, 31 of our global SELT centres will be operational, complying with local policy and guidelines regarding COVID-19. Over the coming weeks, as in-country restrictions start to ease, our list of operational SELT centres is likely to grow. The full list of our operational SELT centres is available on our website:  https://www.languagecert.org/en/exam-types/selt-test-a-exams &n...
SEO Tips & Tricks with Korinne - Duplicate Content
It's time for our SEO Friday Tips & Tricks with Korinne. Today we are focusing on why Duplicate Content is Bad.   If you have any SEO-related questions, get in touch with Korinne, and have a chat with the expert herself?  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing  offers top-quality marketing and communications services to the international education community. F...
Introducing ICEF Virtual Events
ICEF launches virtual networking events for education agents focused on the Americas and Australia/New Zealand                   After 25 years of holding face-to-face networking events for international education professionals, ICEF today announced two new virtual events, taking place online in August 202...
IH Study Abroad Online Workshops
On the  3rd  and  4th June   International House World Organisation will have the pleasure of hosting two very special IH Study Abroad Online Workshops for agents.  IH schools have been working hard to create live and interactive online programmes that deliver the same high quality IH experience for your students. From Young Learner Programmes to Language Plus cou...
How to Tuesdays: How to Stay in Touch with Clients and Partners during COVID19
There's no denying that these are difficult times, and during the past weeks (or has it been months now?!?) we've had many conversations with clients and industry partners during which we've always ended up talking about the same two topics. The first is, without a doubt, the struggle we're all facing in this period. The second topic, and a much more heart-warming one, is how much we miss running ...
IH Teens Explorer Programme -Summer Virtual Experience & Language Learning and Adventures
IH MALTA              IH CAPE TOWN               IH NEWCASTLE Young learners can participate in the  IH Teens Explorer Virtual Experience from the comfort of their own homes and join other students virtually from all over the world. The programme consists of a m...
Incredible offer from Londonist on Studio Rooms!
Summer arrived! At Londonist Summer means giving and we are giving up to 50% discount on all our  studio rooms ,  ZONE 1  Included!  If you are: looking for flexible summer accommodation , starting  from three nights  or more a student or a young professional  looking for a co-living space in  central London  ...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Optimising for Voice Search
Today's SEO Tips & Tricks with Korinne focuses on the importance of Optimising for Voice Search.  If you have any SEO-related questions, get in touch with Korinne, and have a chat with the expert herself?  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing  offers top-quality marketing and communications services to the international education community. For further informatio...
Tracking Agent Commissions
The topic of this week’s discussion with Intrinsiq is focused on Tracking Agent Commissions, which is sometimes a challenge for some schools. When talking to Mark Milford, CEO of Intrinsiq, he told us that “some of our clients reported that they sometimes had a 6-figure commission bill that literally popped out of nowhere...and let’s face it, no one likes those kinds of bills!!...
The Double Decker - A FREE trip with the best teacher trainers
Gallery Languages are happy to offer and introduce a new series of online teacher training events for English language teachers and specialists from all around the World. This will be in the form of two presentations of 45 minutes each, which will be held twice in the same day so that everybody, regardless of which time zone they are living in, can still attend and enjoy them. The Double...
Londonist Dublin opening
Sure, you want your students to live somewhere brilliant while studying in Dublin, and we are super proud to announce that Londonist now have The. Perfect. Place. for your students! Check this out! You want student accommodation close to the action, but quiet enough to get some serious work done? Check! LIV Student Dublin- the new Londonist student residence, in the heart of the city, liter...
The Importance of Forecasting in Marketing
‘Forecasting’, ‘Agent Trends and Numbers’, ‘Big Data Management’...these are all phrases which form part of the day-to-day vocabulary of any Marketer within the field of international education.  These are all very useful techniques that schools use in order to help them with their marketing strategy and with their planning. However, as one can imagine, ...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne - Bounce Rate
Today's SEO Tips & Tricks with Korinne focuses on Bounce Rate and what can help to minimise this.  If you have any SEO-related questions, get in touch with Korinne and have a chat with the expert herself?  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing  offers top-quality marketing and communications services to the international education community. For further informatio...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
Today's SEO Tips & Tricks with Korinne spot aims to answer a very important question that a lot of schools, agents and service providers in international education ask us frequently.  Do we really need SEO? Does it really help our Marketing campaigns? Why is SEO necessary? The infographic below answers these questions very simply. So if you're still in doubt about whether SEO ...
QE Online Courses and e-Missions
At Quality English, we take quality-assurance very seriously and we created a highly-qualified working committee comprising of QE staff, and owners and Academic Directors of QE schools from numerous countries to oversee the development of a quality-assurance process for QE Online Courses. Their brief was to ensure that they meet the same high standards that students and agents expect from QE schoo...
IH Directors' Conference - Together online
Every year, at the beginning of May, there is an event that IH members (and even us at S&A) really look forward to: The International House Directors' Conference. This event provides an invaluable opportunity for all International House Directors to meet, discuss best practice and share new ideas and innovations. The conference is hosted by an IH school in a different location each year and in...
Introducing ICEF Exchange, the podcast for education professionals
ICEF launches regular podcast to address the challenges facing international education around the world Long known as a leader within the international education sector, ICEF is excited to launch ICEF Exchange . Brought to you by the same team responsible for ICEF Monitor, this innovative new podcast series brings together ICEF experts and student recruitment professionals from around the w...
How to Tuesdays: How to use Social Media for Business
In our 'How to Tuesdays' post last week we looked at which social media platforms are ideal for the international education industry. This week we are going to expand on that topic and we are going to look at How to use Social Media for Business. In this post we will just scratch the surface of the do's and dont's of social media in our industry, however, if you wish to have a more in-depth discus...
“Online booking forms make it easier to recruit students” - Intrinsiq
How many of us have tried filling up some kind of online booking form and then stopped half way because it was too complicated or because we were being asked for unnecessary data that we felt was just ‘too much’? That in itself is enough to scare people away. However, it is also important to keep in mind that booking forms are not just there to make bookings. On the contrary, they can ...
Tourist businesses worth billions may close because they are excluded from Government's Coronavirus tourism and leisure rate relief scheme
Trade associations representing thousands of tourist businesses, together with the Local Government Association, have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer asking him to urgently change civil servants' interpretation of his Coronavirus Business Rates Relief Scheme, launched to support the UK's hospitality and leisure industries. Tour and coach operators, English language schools, destinati...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
It's Friday and a public holiday in a lot of countries....but at this stage we've lost track of what days are holidays, weekends or work days. So we thought we'd bring you our 'SEO Fridays - Tips and Tricks with Korinne' just the same. We know you love it. Today's topic is one that I personally really enjoyed learning about - Readibility. Sometimes we read website text and it is so obvious that...
How to Tuesdays: How to be more efficient on Social Media
In today's 'How to Tuesdays' post we are going to take a look at the top 5 most efficient social media platforms within the international education sector. In this article we share with you some info on each one of these platforms. However, becoming efficient on these platforms takes quite a bit of personalised research. If you need any tips on how to be more efficient on social media, do not h...
What happens once we get back to normal?
It’s the moment we’re all waiting for...that moment when our authorities will tell us that things can go back to normal. Or will they? For most of us this has ‘only’ been going on for a few weeks, but I’m sure many of you agree when we say that it feels like a lifetime. And this is also partly because of the human’s ability to adapt despite the hardships. Howeve...
Language Tourism in Spain Collapses due to Covid19
The spread of the COVID-19, the limited mobility due to the state of alarm and the closure of borders is causing serious consequences on countless economic sectors in our country and where language tourism is among the most affected. That is why FEDELE (Federation of Spanish Schools in Spain), representing 102 Spanish schools distributed throughout the national territory, requests the government m...
SEO Webinars with Korinne
At Schools & Agents we are proud to announce a new series of Webinars related to the topic of SEO which will obviously be brought to you by the guru herself, Korinne Algie from  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing.  These webinars will focus on SEO basic tricks and skills which are useful and necessary for anyone in International Education so we would definite...
International House Directors’ Conference 2020 goes online
Every May, International House school directors from our global network across 52 different countries come together for our annual conference and AGM. The 2020 IH Directors’ Conference was due to be hosted by IH Sydney and our plans included dinner at the Sydney Opera House and several days of presentations, workshops and networking together.  In the current Covid-19 crisis, travel...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
Many of you look forward to this section on Friday because it shares some useful tips and tricks related to SEO, a topic which for most of us, ourselves included, may be a bit scary. For this reason, each Friday, our good friend and SEO guru Korinne Algie from  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing  shares with us and our followers some simple yet useful SEO tips and tri...
Mental Help Tools for Coping amidst Covid19 - Canadian company guard.me makes its mental health webinars available free of charge
In the midst of a global pandemic, another serious healthcare issue is looming. As Canadians struggle to meet the unprecedented challenges of these times, mental wellness is increasingly at risk. While essential workers may be particularly vulnerable due to the nature of their work, no one is immune to mental health issues. Individuals of all ages and from all walks of life have been forced to adj...
Londonist DMC launch new API Code System
Londonist launched a great development recently. They have started to provide API codes to their partners, to have instant access on the Londonist available residences, room types, descriptions, prices, and extra services. Here's further info in this video! You can make use of Londonist API to check instant availability for the options available depending on your student's check in and out da...
New offer from Londonist
New academic year plans? Book your room now and pay later! Londonist DMC   want to make sure that your students can continue with their plans even during this uncertain period. You can secure your students' room now without paying any fees for the next academic year. If the situation is still unstable and your students' plans change, you can cancel your booking. There will be no cancella...
How to make use of Time away from Work
In today's  How to Tuesdays we are sharing some ideas on how you can make better use of this time. We think it's important to prepare for better, busier days because days will get better and busier! Schools & Agents can help with any of the points mentioned below, so please send us a message if you want to know more:   ...
Join our FREE Live Discussion on Wednesday!
We would like to invite you to join out upcoming Live Discussion that we will be hosting for our members and followers. Date : Wednesday 22nd April, 2020 Time : 1200hrs CEST (noon) Place :  https://www.facebook.com/SchoolsAgents Over the past weeks we have spoken to you about the issues that schools sometimes encounter when they integrate video conferencing into their distance...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
Today's SEO topic focuses on a question that many industry players ask us, and that is about whether they need to optimise their website in different languages or whether it is enough to just do it in English. So we asked our expert friend Korinne Algie, from  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing  to give us her thoughts on the matter...and here's what she had to say! ...
Schools & Agents Members - No need to renew now!
Dear Members, If your membership has expired or is about to expire, we are not expecting you to renew now. You can keep using our services as usual, and when all of this is over we'll talk about renewals. In the meantime, if we can help in any way, please let us know! Take Care and hope to see you all very soon <3   ...
How to Integrate Video Conferencing into Distance Learning
At Intrinsiq , we are pleased to announce that we will be offering 2 Live Webinars which will be held this Friday 17th April 2020, via the Schools & Agents Platform. The title of this webinar is “How to Integrate Video Conferencing into Distance Learning” and throughout the one-hour session we will be focusing on the following areas: How to manage video in your overall schoo...
How to Tuesdays: How to deliver Professional Online Lessons
Being trapped indoors, businesses shut down, travelling banned is all scary and worrying, but we also want to look at it as a time to reflect, plan and learn. We have therefore launched a series of webinars that will help education providers, agents and service providers in the education travel industry, develop their skills. The aim is to help you maintain the professionalism that your customers ...
Live Webinar for Schools: How to Integrate Video Conferencing into your Distance Learning
At Schools & Agents we are proud to announce our first series of Live Webinars which will be held this week, on the 15th and 17th of Apri 2020. These webinars are targetting at schools and they focus on How to Integrate Video Conferencing into Distance Learning. You have four slots to choose from and the same webinar will be delivered in each slot. You can choose from: Webinar 1: Wedne...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
In today's 'SEO Fridays' post, our partner Korinne Algie, from  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing  talks to us about the importance of a website's page loading time and gives us some insight as to why it is not ideal for a page to take long to load. Here's what she has to tell us today: Korinne Algie International Education Marketing  offers top-qua...
IALC launches IALC Online for virtual language courses
Despite these difficult times all IALC-accredited language schools continue to provide world-class tuition and services to suit the needs of language learners across the world. IALC is pleased to announce the launch of IALC Online, a new specialised online course area for international study travel agencies at www.ialc.org . For nearly 40 years, IALC has been accrediting independent lang...
Covid-19 Update: How Londonist DMC support their students
The outbreak of coronavirus has dramatically changed our daily life. This situation is unprecedented for all of us, but together we will get through it. At Londonist, student safety, as always, is their top priority and the team are doing their best to help and support these students during this difficult period. In fact Londonist DMC have claimed that, "we are actively monitoring the coronavirus ...
Check out our upcoming LIVE Webinars
Everything is at a standstill. Schools are closed. Students are at home. And in most cases, based on lots of conversations we've had with business partners from across the globe, members of staff in various institutions are using all of their time to come up with creative ways to keep their businesses afloat. And this is where we come in. We believe that now is the best time to focus on all of tho...
ATTENTION SCHOOLS: Classes are being hacked on ZOOM!
Due to the current global crisis the international education industry has practically moved totally online. A lot of schools are now delivering online classes and a lot of them are using the platform Zoom. While we agree that this is very efficient, and have encouraged industry players to use it in the past (we even use it ourselves!!), we have recently been made aware by our partners and CRM expe...
How to Tuesdays: How to communicate with remote teams
Pretty much the whole of our industry is now operating remotely. Many of us have been doing it for years. Schools & Agents, for example, has been operating remotely since the very beginning, 11 years ago. But in a lot of other cases this is something that has had to happen due to the unprecedented circumstances that we are living in. So today, we are going to share some of our experience to he...
BOSSA analyses the impact of Covid-19 on Chinese Students
Beijing Overseas Study Service Association conducted a survey of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on overseas Chinese students. By the date of this report’s public release, over 240,000 people from over 160 countries have confirmed cases of infection. Chinese students, as the largest group of overseas Chinese, are directly impacted by the pandemic. This past week, a large number of countries...
Covid-19: information for the UK English language teaching industry
With the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic causing global concern, we have compiled the most up-to-date information and advice relevant to the UK English language teaching industry; are running regular Q&As and webinars to support members in all aspects of their work; and are lobbying the UK Government for essential support for our industry. This is a fast-moving situation and w...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
It's Friday and once again it's time for SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne Algie from Korinne Algie International Education Marketing . We've got another very interesting and useful SEO topic today, which many of us tend to ignore. We used to ignore this ourselves until Korinne came along and saved the day so now we pay a lot of attention to ALT text and we believe that so should you :)...
Londonist DMC come back with another super offer
It's in times like these when the true colours of our industry come out. Our friends and long-term partners at Londonist DMC have come up with yet another super offer for your students when booking their London accommodation in these uncertain times. In fact they are giving students the possibility to book for their upcoming academic year with the possibility to cancel this for free up to fou...
Londonist DMC launches it's Virtual Reality Experience of their London Accommodation
The first virtual reality Londonist experience is live now on the Londonist website , and now you can explore any one of their residences from the comfort of your couch! Immerse yourself in the Londonist VR environment and get a taste of their amazing facilities from the comfort of your home. Due to the quarantine, all onsite viewings have obviously stopped, and therefore, the Londonist VR tou...
How to post efficiently on Social Media
As most of us are stuck at home, we would recommend using this time to your advantage, especially to explore areas of your business that have often been left neglected due to busy schedules and a lot of pressure. One of these areas is  Social Media , so today we'd like to take this opportunity to give you some tips on when it is best to post of different social media platforms. This in...
Don’t Panic...Use this time and turn it into an opportunity!
Over the past weeks we have been speaking to a lot of schools and we have also seen a lot of schools transition from face-to-face to online teaching. In the majority of cases, distance learning was something that the school had probably been considering for quite a while, but never got round to actually doing it. And then BOOM! Covid-19 happened, and they had no other choice. It is for this reason...
It's time for SEO Fridays
It's Friday and we know that a lot of you have started looking forward to these SEO tips and tricks that we bring to you on a weekly basis thanks to our amazing and super-talented SEO partner Korinne Algie . Today's topic is one we can definitely all relate to, especially since most of us are stuck at home for our safety. The topic is E-A-T.....but obviously this has a slightly more complex (and...
PRODIREKT brings high schools in Canada closer to the students in the emerging markets
We are going through turbulent times. That is fact. But what is also a fact is that as an industry we need to continue supporting our students, and that, very often also means looking ahead and planning for when this ordeal is over and for when we can all get back to normal lives. This is what  PRODIREKT , a USA based academic advisor and an educator, who owns   the Verbalists Langua...
How to Tuesdays: How to stay motivated while working from home
Staying motivated while working from home can be tricky, especially for those who are used to being constantly on the go. Here are some tips to manage it better. ...
Bringing Distance Learning closer to you
Over the past weeks, many schools have been asking us about our recommendations for moving online so that they can continue giving lessons to their students remotely. For this reason we have been working closely with our trusted Software partners Intrinsiq so as to answer some of the main questions that you have been asking us. So here we go… Is it possible for a school to integrate On...
Update from guard.me about the COVID19 Situation (important info for students)
guard.me International Insurance have recently issued to following statement which is especially relevant to international students in the light of the COVID19 pandemic that has hit the world in these past weeks. It is important for schools to pass on this information to students so that they know what their rights are. Here is the statement: "We are receiving a high volume of calls regarding c...
It's time to go Online...Social Media Help is Here!
Schoolsandagents.com started off as an online directory 11 years ago. Bernice and I worked in a language school at the time, and we came across the website while trying very hard to connect with agents.  Eventually, we were both looking for a change of scene, so we got in touch with Marcus, the previous owner of this platform...and the rest is history.  In these difficult times, we fe...
Londonist DMC help out during these difficult moments!
The current period is a difficult one for everyone, and especially for those who are far from their families and loved ones. It is for this reason that Londonist DMC have thought of a way to help out in these difficult times that we, as a human race but also as an industry are going through.  The Londonist team wants to assure its clients that they are here for them, and that they are co...
It's time for SEO Fridays
It's Friday, which means that it's time for SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne from  Korinne Algie Internatioanl Education Marketing and Communications . In today's tip we are focusing on how long texts and content should be. Here you go... Korinne Algie International Education Marketing offers top-quality marketing and communications services to the international education co...
EduSA centres close doors, go online amid COVID-19 prevention measures
Since the South African government declared a national state of disaster on Sunday 15 th March, including closing schools two weeks prior to the upcoming Easter holidays,  to curb the spread of COVID-19, EduSA centres had been preparing for the inevitable closure of post-school learning centres, which was finally announced by the Department of Higher Education and Training in the late after...
How can a good CRM help during a Crisis Management Situation?
The world is going through a crisis. Our industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 virus and, as a result, is going through a crisis too. There is only so much we can do in such a situation except for ensuring the safety of our staff and students, and keeping our agents and parents constantly up to date with what is going on while trying to keep their kids as occupied as possible if they haven&rs...
How to Tuesdays: How to Manage Covid-19 Anxiety
We are living in special times, and special times call for special measures. Many of us have had to adapt to a new lifestyle in a matter of days. From working is busy offices bustling with activity, we are now stuck at home trying to keep our boats afloat. Needless to say, such situations are very stressful and can lead to a lot of anxiety. It is for this reason that today we've decided to dedicat...
Lead5050 Offers Free Programs to Bolster Organizational Support Systems in Response to Health and Economic Impacts
In response to emerging health and economic conditions impacting the international education sector, Lead5050 is offering an online workshop and virtual support sessions daily to help leaders build trust, resilience and community within their organizations. The workshop, called “Sharpen Your Business Edge With Soft Power”, will take place on March 19. The virtual support sessions will ...
Stay Safe with guard.me
guard.me is famous for keeping people within the international education industry safe at all times. Even now, while the world is pretty much in sheer panic, they have come up with some useful tips on how to stay safe to to keep students safe in these difficult times. – Wash your hands with soap and water, especially before preparing, handling, serving or eating food. – If you can...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
It's Friday, which means that it's time for SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne from Korinne Algie Internatioanl Education Marketing and Communications . In today's tip we are focusing on the importance of Anchor Text. Here you go: Korinne Algie International Education Marketing offers top-quality marketing and communications services to the international education community. For furthe...
“Remote Teaching has never been more in demand” - Intrinsiq
With most countries struggling to contain the spread of Coronavirus, which has now been in the news for weeks on end, schools are now looking at what the next steps might be in order to keep their operation going. Many are, in fact, considering remote teaching so as to continue giving their students the best experience possible, even given the circumstances. “Does your system allow studen...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
Who doesn't love some SEO tips...Here's our weekly post brought to you by  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing .  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing offers top-quality marketing and communications services to the international education community. For further information on SEO or if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Korinne on  ...
The Beijing Overseas Study Service Association COVID-19 Report
The Beijing Overseas Study Service Association has commissioned a report on the impacts caused by the outbreak of the Coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19. BOSSA & COSSA, China’s international education industry association, surveyed its Chinese education agencies members; from flagship corporations (New Oriental, AOJI, JJL, EIC) to small-medium enterprises, private consultant...
Crisis Management - Intrinsiq can help you!
The whole world is currently passing through a very difficult time as the Covid-19 virus continues to spread. Our industry has been hit hard by this and schools all around the world are doing their utmost to keep students’, parents’ and agents’ minds at rest that their safety is a top priority and that they are working around the clock to keep the situation in check and take all ...
How to Tuesdays: How to get better at small talk
Anyone who's been stuck discussing the weather at an industry event know for a fact how painful small talk can be. For today's 'How To Tuesdays' post we decided to go a bit on the light-hearted side of things but at the same time provide you with a few tips on how to get better at small talk. After all, we all know that good small talk eventually leads to good business conversations and good partn...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
It's Friday, which means that it's time for our weekly SEO tips brought to you by  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing .  Korinne Algie International Education Marketing offers top-quality marketing and communications services to the international education community. For further information on SEO or if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Korinne on&nbs...
How to Tuesdays: How to maintain a good relationship with schools
As we promised you last week, in our "How to Tuesdays" post today we are also going to speak about maintaining good relationships, however, the focus today is on what agents should do in order to maintain a good relationship with schools. It will certainly come as no surprise to see that the foundations and the basic pillars remain the same: Trust, mutual respect and good communication. After all ...
Transitioning from one CRM to the other - how to get it right
In today's article our partners  Intrinsiq   speak to us about the importance of Change Management, especially when changing CRM Software Providers in the field of International Education. Change management is the process through which the tools and techniques used by the school leads to the required business outcome. Needless to say, a smooth transition from CRM to the other is n...
SEO Tips and Tricks with Korinne
We are proud to announce a new feature on our website brought to you by Korinne Algie International Education Marketing . Every Friday we will be sharing SEO tips and tricks that will come in handy to entities within the International Education industry. Here's the first one! Korinne Algie International Education Marketing offers top-quality marketing and communications services to the i...
How to maintain a good relationship with agents
At Schools & Agents (as our name clearly spells it out) we communicate with both sides of the equation on a daily basis and we often listen to the pain points that each party has. We are strong believers in transparent communication and in mutual respect, therefore for this edition of "How To Tuesdays" we have decided to focus on school-agent relationships. Next week we will focus on agent-sch...
Why is it important for schools to move their CRM to Cloud?
Transferring data onto the cloud is something that many schools seem to be very interested in doing, and rightly so. There are various reasons for this, including the following: It allows businesses to act faster It turns business data into business intel It helps marketing teams to find emerging trends at the click of a button It is safe It ensures that data is not lost It hel...
Getting to know The Beijing Overseas Study Service Association and China Alliance (BOSSA - COSSA)
In today's Q&A session we are going to focus on the Beijing Overseas Study Service Association and China Alliance, which is also known as BOSSA - COSSA  which we are proudly partnered with. In this interview you can learn more about this organisation and about the way in which they select agents to form part of it. How did the association begin? BOSSA initially started in 2004 alo...
“Multi Centres should be Happy Centres”, say Intrinsiq
International schools that have grown to incorporate more than one centre, need to ensure that all of their centres are run in a unified and complementary manner.  In addition, schools who collaborate with partner universities and colleges on pathway or foundation courses are facing challenges to keep the workflow simple and avoid repetitive input of student data. The Challenge Speaking...
Master FinTech in France
In today's article we speak to Prof. Alvaro Pina Stranger, the coordinator of the Master FinTech Program at the University of Rennes1 in France. 2020 will be the first year that the University of Rennes1, in association with other major European universities will be offering this program, and it is our privilege to spread the word about this within our network. Here's all there is to know about th...
How to create engaging social media content
In this brand new "How To Tuesdays" series we will be sharing with you some tips on how you can manage various aspects of your Marketing better. In the first post of this series we are going to focus on How to create engaging social media content for your channels.   ...
Improving Student & Alumni Relations with Automated Social Media Integration - Intrinsiq
Gen Z make up a large proportion of those who travel internationally for education and unlike the generation of Millennials, email communication is not as popular with this group.  Many International Schools are still of the view that sending an email to a student is sufficient confirmation that they will receive and read that message quickly.   Some schools (and software provi...
'Capture That Form, Streamline your workflow' say Intrinsiq
Most schools and institutions will have some form of online data capture tool, for example a form, to gather data on a potential student wishing to apply to study with them. Most also have a great looking website with nice interactive content. So with a good user experience the chances of getting potentials interested is increased.  The problem is the disconnect between the front facing cl...
QE European Roadshow 2020
Every year, Quality English and Quality Education host Missions in key European markets following ICEF Berlin. These boutique workshops continue to be increasingly popular with QE/QED schools who benefit from meeting with agents who appreciate meeting with high-quality independent schools in a friendly and professional environment. This year, the workshops were held in Rome, Madrid and Bilbao. ...
Let's take a look at ICEF Berlin 2019
ICEF Berlin is, without a doubt, the most looked-forward to event in the international education industry...and rightly so. It is the perfect opportunity for schools, agents and service providers from the International Education Industry to make new connections and consolidate existing ones.  This year we were so pleased to meet some of our partners there who have attended ICEF Berlin for ...
There’s Cloud, then there’s Fake Cloud: Here’s Intrinsiq’s take on this topic
Transferring data onto the cloud is something that many schools seem to be very much interested in doing, and rightly so. However, it doesn’t just stop at making the right decision and choosing to switch to cloud. We speak with many schools, education providers and other language institutions who are looking to upgrade, move from a local server setup  to cloud, or add online integration...
Interview with Korinne Algie on SEO for the Education Travel Industry
In today's interview, we are very pleased to speak to Korinne Algie about SEO for the Education Travel Industry. She is the Owner and Director of  Korinne Algie Education Marketing   and has a lot of useful ideas and experiences to share with you: 1. Who is Korinne and how are you connected to the education industry? I was born and raised in New Zealand. When I was 15 I was luck...
When Business Data becomes Business Intel...schools flourish!
It takes years of work and highly experienced marketers, especially in a niche industry such as international education, to learn how to identify market trends and interpret business data. Needless to say, this comes at a high cost and not all schools can afford to spend so much money on marketing strategy. So what if we told you that forecasting, agent trends and numbers and emerging markets, amo...
FELTOM Feature - BELS English Language School
BELS English Schools in Malta and Gozo have been in the industry for over 20 years. At BELS one can expect exceptional academic and managerial quality that is based on years of experience. BELS  English schools in Malta and Gozo have been accredited by a number of reputable institutions in the industry.   The team at BELS takes pride in running small and intimate schools, togethe...
Membership Packages and Marketing for Education Providers, Agents and Service Providers within the Education Travel Industry
Background information   Schools & Agents has been established since 2008. We currently have over 600 international agents who are subscribed to our platform. On this page, you can find out more about our Membership Packages and Marketing Options for Education Providers, Agents and Service Providers in International Education. Statistics The information below shows the nu...
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